Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

ICYM these: Some interesting ish from around the net.

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Writer Anne Lamott

1) A fascinating piece by celebrated novelist/writer Karl Ove Knausgaard about the self-loathing that has driven his lifelong desire for fame:


2) Submissions Only is a charming, funny, quirky web series about musical theatre pros on and off-Broadway, written and directed by New York musical theatre actors Penny Weatherhead (Legally Blonde) and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with cameos from theatre stars like Audra McDonald, Joel Grey, and Judith Light, and with dreamboat Broadway leading man Santino Fontana (Prince Charming in CInderella, the voice of Hans in the movie Frozen) as the love interest. I loved it, especially the recently aired finale to season 3. Watch it here:

3) So best-selling e-books aren’t the answer to our prayers? I think I heard a collective whew of relief when this blog post made the rounds on facebook last week:

4) A reason to start following writer Anne Lamott on Twitter: her so-true-it-hurts tweet of June 20th:

Jun 20
How to write: sit at desk. Look pained, as if you have a spastic colon. Feel deep self pity, & rage. Resent everyone. Then, bitterly, begin.

5) Which litfests will you be hitting up this fall? A comprehensive roundup of upcoming Canadian literary love-ins; there sure are a lot of them.

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Kim Moritsugu

Kim Moritsugu is the author of six novels to date, including Looks Perfect, nominated for the Toronto Book Award; The Glenwood Treasure, shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel award; The Restoration of Emily, serialized on CBC Radio; and the just published comedy of suburban manners The Oakdale Dinner Club. She also leads a walking tour for Heritage Toronto and teaches creative writing through The Humber School for Writers.

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