Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Occupy Libraries
Growing tired of drum circles? Try a book.

Model Sex
Ever wonder who the models were in the original Joy Of Sex? I always thought they looked like a couple of dirty hippies, but whatever floats your boat. The BBC looks back.

Wharton Writin'
Here's Edith Wharton, on writing, c/o htmlgiant. (This one could have been written this morning: "One is sometimes tempted to think that the generation which has invented the ‘fiction course’ is getting the fiction it deserves. At any rate. it is fostering in its young writers the conviction that art is neither long nor arduous, and perhaps blinding them to the fact that notoriety and mediocrity are often interchangeable terms.")

First editions
How do you identify a true first edition? ABE explains.

Wow, Dan likes Jason
With pictures!

Heller Letters
Read letters by Joseph Heller, and other scribes, up for auction at Nate D. Sanders.

Plath Drawings
London's Mayor Gallery has mounted an exhibit of drawings by Sylvia Plath and The Telegraph has a gallery of samples. Who knew she was so good?

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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