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January Updates from OBT

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Dear Readers,

The best way to chase away the January blahs? Bury your nose in a book (or cozy up with an e-reader) and let yourself be transported. Discover exciting new books and literary events with Open Book: Toronto's fresh interviews, features and event listings. Our January updates:

We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce our readers to Toronto writer Brian Panhuyzen's ambitious new novel, Night is a Shadow Cast By the World. It is a seriously gripping literary adventure about books, aviation, travel and love. We are serializing a portion of the book in our online Magazine; a new chapter will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday. Read Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three and Chapter Four of Night is a Shadow Cast By the World and you'll be hooked.

Quillcast, a new podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire, is a highly informative and engrossing series features behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders. Interviews thus far have featured CS Richardson chatting about book design; Andrew Westoll discussing his experience writing The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary; Charlotte Gill talking about her experiences as a professional tree-planter, the subject of her memoir Eating Dirt; Clark Blaise, author of The Meagre Tarmac, discussing his career and the writing life; and Rosemary Sullivan speaking about her first children's book, Molito.

Kobo and the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO) are bringing you an opportunity to find great Canadian reads and to win a Kobo Touch eReader! If you buy selected indie-published titles before January 22, 2012, you will have a chance to enter. Visit Kobo's website to learn more!

Our latest interviews are with a stellar bunch of writers. Read Open Book interviews with Brian Panhuyzen, Philippa Dowding, Jenny Downham, David Rotenberg, Rob Benvie and Eileen Cook.

Take the chill out of these blustery winter days and nights by enjoying the warm company of your fellow lovers of literature at the many fabulous events going on in Toronto. Please visit our comprehensive Events Page when planning your schedule.

We'd love to hear from you! Please send your questions, comments and suggestions to

All the best,
Open Book

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