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

Annotations 1
This very cool interactive tool lets you look at annotations authors have made in their own books.

Annotations 2
And here are some classic books annotated by famous authors

Mine
The apostrophe: own it, please.

Covers
Book designers discuss covers they've scrapped and revised.

Types
The curious evolution of the typewriter in pictures.

Brown
Dan Brown responds to his critics: "Oh gee, ha ha, you don't like my stuff? I really wish you did, but well, ha ha, I guess my work is just not to your tastes, ha ha." Yeah, or maybe your writing is crap?

Advice
Parenting books c/o Portlandia. What could possibly go wrong?

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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