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

Grote
NYTs magazine brings us an interactive gallery of covers for de Grote Gatsby (aka The Great Gatsby), as accumulated by the scholar and F. Scott Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli who spent his adult life stockpiling pulpy paperbacks, fancy slip-covers, French-flapped foreign editions, etc... to accumulate a trove now housed at the University of South Carolina.

Don'ts
Literary agents tell Writer Un-boxed what NOT to do when beginning a novel.

Diaries
Let's explore Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls with David Sedaris and NPR

Bookmarks
A gallery of weird and wonderful bookmarks.

Movie
One day, a small boy's holographic entertainment fails, so he heads out to explore the streets of abandoned shops outside. Down a forgotten alley he discovers the last ever bookshop. And inside, an ancient shopkeeper has been waiting over 25 years for a customer...

Tax
A British petition insists that Amazon start paying its fair share of corporate taxes.

RIP
E. L. Konigsburg, from:

 

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SHAUN SMITH is a novelist and award-winning journalist in Toronto, Canada. His young-adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in 2009 by the Dundurn Group. His book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs is available on Kindle and is forthcoming in paperback from Tightrope Books in June 2013. shaunsmith.ca

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

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.

Go to Shaun Smith ’s Author Page