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

How to (not) handle a sexual harassment suit
Courtesy of bNet, what not to do if your publishing company's CEO goes down in flames.

How to have your pretentious writerly Ludite cake and eat it too
Who was it that once said a typewriter is superior to a computer because it has a built-in printer? The new usb typewriter puts an end to that.

How to (not) behave around an author
A cute tale from the Paris Review about a fawning fan making a fool of herself.

How to choose your next book
Has the age-old bookseller's art of handselling been replaced by a robot?

How to (not) get an agent
"After reading my manuscript I think you’ll agree that I may be the next generation’s greatest author." ... and more such hilariously inept author queries to a grump literary agent.

How to wear your literary tastes on your sleeve
Well, on your chest actually. (I want the Slaughterhouse Five one, please.)

How to (not) sell your stolen Shakespeare folio
Here's a question: How does one "pose as an international playboy" as this BBC article claims some schlep did when trying to hawk a rare Shakespeare folio that he allegedly stole from Durham University ten years ago.

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.

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