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

Chances

So you want to be a writer, eh? Roll the die at LA Times to see where the writing life might take you.

Wolves

I suppose there are some people out there who think spending a day with George RR Martin and a pack of wolves might be fun. Some might even pay $20K for the experience.

Words

How is it that some people get so worked up about fonts? I'll never know.

Visions

Clumsy robots, miniaturized computers, 3D movies, fission power plants, flying cars, video phones, moon colonies, transparent 3D cube televisions...Isaac Asimov got some of it eerily right and some of it laughably wrong in his 1964 prediction of what life would be like in 2014.

Stacks

Looking at Steve Kenward's portraits of booksellers make me ask: Is the book biz isn't just a front for hoarding?

Digs

Want to buy Dracula's castle? Hemingway's childhood home? Kipling's East Sussex estate? These and other homes of famous authors are on the market.

Scents

I've always thought it reminiscent of chocolate. Here's the science behind that old-book smell.

 

Shaun Smith is a novelist and an award-winning journalist in Toronto. His work has appeared in numerous national publications including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC.ca and Quill & Quire. In 2013, his book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs was published by Tightrope Books. In 2009, his novel Snakes & Ladders was published by Dundurn.

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.

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