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Weekly Round-Up: Open Book: Ontario

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An update of the interviews and features on Open Book: Ontario this week.

Open Book talks with Steven Heighton, author of the novels Shadow Boxer, Afterlands and Every Lost Country. His most recent book is a collection of essays entitled Workbook: Memos & Dispatches on Writing (ECW Press). Heighton talks with Open Book about critics, mentors and the literary benefits of canine companionship. Read the complete interview here.

Rob McLennan profiles Ottawa poet Sandra Ridley, author of the collection Fallout (Hagios Press, 2009), which won a Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing, and Rest Cure (Apt. 9 Press, 2010). Read the complete interview here.

As a part of the Five Things Literary series, guest contributor Robin Richardson, author of Grunt of the Minotaur (Insomniac), takes a look at literary life in Mississauga. Read the article here.

Open Book talks with Jill Battson, author of The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude (Guernica), about the nature of gratitude, the importance of writing poetry and plans for future projects.. Read the complete interview here.

Open Book talks with Mike Brophy, hockey analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and one of Canada's most respected voices in the sport. He is also the author of the recently-released My First Goal: 50 Players and the Goal That Marked the Beginning of Their NHL Careers (McClelland & Stewart). Mike talks with Open Book about 35 years of hockey coverage, the Beatles and the book that made him laugh out loud. Read the complete interview here.

Open Book talks with Nan Forler, author of Winterberries and Apple Blossoms: Reflections and Flavours of a Mennonite Life (Tundra Books), about outsider characters, the book she will always remember and the delicate task of capturing a faith group as private as Old Order Mennonites. Read the complete interview here.

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