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

Arrrrgh!
Neuroscientist and writer Daniel J. Levitin met Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz, when he was eight years old. The experience made him cry.

Uggggh!
“Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.”

Ohhhh!
“Lock Up Your Daughters...Darcy’s In Town!” So reads the delicious copy on just one of the many covers Pride & Prejudice has received over the years, as shown in this NYTs slide show.

“America”
Scholars have found what may be a recording of Walt Whitman reading the first four lines of "America". Listen to it here.

Hoare
Worked here for four years. Oh the stories I could tell, but I don’t want the headaches.

Readin’
10 ways it’s good for ur noodle.

Minis
Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read

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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 spring 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