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

Cute
Author Tahir Shah interviews his own children, Ariane and Timur, about his book The Caliph's House, which chronicles their experience moving to Casablanca. It's a cute and refreshing video. The kids are dressed in pyjamas and one has even found a mistake in the book.

Bookies
Who needs books (aside from movie producers)? Here (c/o Book Browse) are trailers for eleven movies coming out this summer based on books. The first one makes me want to punch my computer.

Flash
Did you miss Flash Fiction Day? So did I.

Farley
Toronto Star writer Greg Quill interviews CanLit legend Farley Mowat (text & video), who I must say, at 91, seems more on the ball than most people I meet every day (including myself).

Relics
Yet more library porn (c/o Mental Floss).

Vanity
The future is here! The age of respectable self publishing is upon us (or at least the acvitivy isn't laughed at outright anymore) and io9 pays tribute to the most successful self-published sci-fi writers. (Be sure to check out that pic of the Tor slush pile, c/o Cory Doctrow.)

Covers
Talking Covers is a blog where authors, designers, and artists discuss book covers. It's pretty cool.

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