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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Jobs
What do poets do when their not doing poetry? NPR and Book Patrol each fill us in on the day jobs of poets.

Nonjob
Being appointed editor The New York Times Book Review used to be one of the most prestigious jobs in journalism, asserts The Guardian's Michael Wolf. Now? Well, Wolf humorously surmises from the pedigree of the newest appointee - Pamela Paul - that the once venerable fishwrap may be in trouble. Writes Wolf: "Her resume includes two years as a blogger at the Huffington Post, which, it doesn't seem entirely churlish to point out, is not a job."

8
It's about time someone published a long-form essay on the octopus in literature.

31
Well, here is someone's idea of The 30 best coming-of-age novels. (...ahem!)

MS
This tumblr blog that posts rare manuscripts is worth visiting just to see its title.

QWERTY
Where did the QWERTY keyboard come from? Smithsonian.com explains.

Suit
Harper Lee has filed suit against a literary agent over rights to To Kill A Mockingbird, reports the BBC. Be sure to watch the fascinating accompanying video about the town of Monroeville, Alabama, Lee's childhood home town and inspiration for the novel's fictional town.

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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

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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