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Dear Readers,

December updates from Open Book: Toronto.

DECEMBER WIR JEFFREY ROUND
Our December Writer-in-Residence is award-winning writer and director, Jeffrey Round. His most recent novel is The Honey Locust (Cormorant Books, 2010). Jeffrey has been blogging about Writers and Beards, Banning Masterpieces, Travel & Inspiration, Bill C-32 and more. On Jeffrey's WIR page, you'll also find his reading and website recommendations and his Ten Questions with Open Book. You can send your questions and comments to Jeffrey to writer@openbooktoronto.com or login and post them onto his blog.

DECEMBER BOOK GIVEAWAY
For Open Book's December Book Giveaway, we're giving away a prize pack consisting of three books by Jeffrey Round, The Honey Locust, The P-Town Murders and Death in Key West. Click here for details.

THE BEST OF OPEN BOOK
We've rounded up Open Book's most popular articles from 2010. Browse through the Best of Open Book to catch up on the Open Book features you may have missed or that you want to revisit.

OPEN BOOK'S HOLIDAY BOOK GUIDE
Throughout December, Open Book's Holiday Book Guide will direct you to some of the most engaging books on store shelves this season. Our Guide will be regularly updated throughout December, featuring a fresh theme with each listing. Themes thus far: Stage, Screen & Song, The World as We Know It, City Living, A Taste for Culture and Work and Play.

HILARY FAIR COVERS BEN & LYNN'S 45 IN 45
Every December, Ben McNally and Lynn Thomson present their 45 top book picks in 45 minutes. Hilary Fair covered the event for Open Book.

NATHANIEL G MOORE'S PICKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Nathaniel G. Moore has recommended 31 books for the holiday season. Why 31? "There are 31 days in December and 31 books on this list. They are not in order and this is not an advent calendar, no chocolate." Read "The 31 Books of December."

SAMANTHA HAYWOOD'S RESOLUTIONS
What do you think the world of publishing should resolve to do for 2011? Literary Agent Samantha Haywood has made a list of "Sam's Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Canadian Publishing." What would you add to the list?

STACEY MADDEN'S "INSIDER TIPS FOR WOULD-BE WRITERS"
In "The Slings and Arrows of Getting Published," Stacey Madden talks to two young writers, Grace O'Connell and Matt Lennox, about the different approaches they took to getting published.

INTERVIEWS
Check out our latest interviews with C. Michael Hiam, Brooke Ford, Oleg Lipchenko, Daniel Francis, Richard Thake, Nancy Hartry, Hugh McGuire and Jan Andrews.

In the latest interview in "The Conversation" series from Pedlar Press, Beth Follett talks to Jane Munro, author of Active Pass.

EVENTS
Check our Events Page for literary listings in Toronto and the GTA. Have an event you'd like listed on Open Book? Please send it to Rebecca Lohse at events@openbooktoronto.com.

Questions? Comments? Is there something you'd like to see more of on Open Book? We would love to hear from you. Please send an email to clelia@openbooktoronto.com

Happy Holidays!
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