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Hello Toronto!

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Thanks to OpenBook Toronto for inviting me to be Writer-in-Residence for the month of February. I’m writing this in London, England, where I live, but because of Our Beloved Internet, I’m able to take up residence in Toronto online.

I’ve never lived in Toronto but I’ve visited a lot over the years, and have a number of good friends in the city. I’ve been to the International Festival of Authors a few times, and I was in Toronto in October 2009 when I was told I had won the GG. So for me Toronto is a city forever associated with having a good time; great bars, cafes, and restaurants, the fabulous AGO, the distinctive neighbourhoods, lot of great writers, and wonderful long walks up and down the ravines. I’m hoping that during this month-long virtual residency I’ll be able to recreate the good time I always have in the city in some way.

At the moment I’m trying to start a new fiction project, one that will merge my interests in digital fiction and long-form prose narratives; as ever, I’m following the debates around the future of the book and the future of publishing closely; and I’ll be blogging about what I’m currently reading.

OMG! The sun just came out. Here in London we haven’t seen the sun for a long time! Now there’s a good omen for this residency.

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.

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Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger writes for both print and digital platforms. In 2009 her novel The Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects, Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel, have reached audiences around the world.

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