Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

5 Seconds
Too busy to read? A clever new book from design firm H-57 delivers a few hundred stories in pictograms.

Stacks
The librarian’s dream desk.

OED3
The third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is 18 years behind schedule. But no rush.

Here’s a joyful piece of writing from Lionel Shriver for anyone aspiring to authorship: How to Succeed as an Author: Give Up on Writing - The rancid smell of 21st century literary success
The sad thing is I agree with much of what he has to say.

If Popular Books Had Clickbait Titles
I have no idea what a clickbait is and I refuse to look it up. Still, these are funny.

What is the total damage claimed in the lawsuit against Apple in the e-book price-fixing scandal?
$307M (Incidentally, that's pocket change for Apple.)

Costumes
Your Kids On Books

 

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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 was published by 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