Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Habits
Ever wonder...Who reads more, someone in Egypt or the UK? Italy or Canada? Russia or India? Who reads more fantasy, men or women? What has more readers worldwide, loves stories or modern Russian prose?...find out.

Hairy
Human hair typography. 'nuff said.

Tumblin'
A teen librarian recounts her efforts to connect with teens on the web. Where did she find them? Twitter? Facebook? Nope and nope.

Stylin'
Who are the most stylish people in literature? Err...make that "literature"...I mean, a publicist and fashion reporter made the list.

Places
Here's a curious little interactive time waster that allows people to map out novels on Google maps. I'm sure there are a million uses for it.

Lepidopterist
Vladimir Nabokov's drawings of butterflies. 'nuff said.

RIP
"Daisy ('Black Watch Debatable') died December 22, 1931, when she was hit by a Yellow Cab in University Place. At the moment of her death she was smelling the front of a florist’s shop. It was a wet day, and the cab skidded up over the curb — just the sort of excitement that would have amused her, had she been at a safe distance. She is survived by her mother, Jeannie; a brother, Abner; her father, whom she never knew; and two sisters, whom she never liked. She was three years old." ... enjoy EB White's obit for his dog.

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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 was published by Tightrope Books in June 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