Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


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Warning: humourless cat lovers, keep out
A funny piece by David Thorne, "author" of The Internet Is a Playground, has been making the rounds this week. It's all about a poor missing puddy tat.

Yo, I write like James Joyce suckas!
Who do you write like?

Sssssssllllloooooowwwww the ffffuuuuuu****kkkkk doooooowwwwwwnnnnnn
Stop skimming this page! Read slower. No, slower! I said SLOWER damit! You've heard of "slow food" (maybe), well now you can enjoy "slow reading" (aka: reading).

Amazon are bullies? Say it ain't so!!
The Nation has a lengthy piece about Amazon's business tactics. Hardly breaking news if you've worked in the book trade at all over the past dozen years, but worth a scan if not.

"You're pretty. Let's eat peanut butter."
The Old Spice "I'm on a horse" guy likes libraries. Why? Because they contain books and books, of course, contain those "non-pictures" called words.

The Great Gatsby has been made into a video game.
The end is nigh.

Hmmm, yeah, okay, I'll say it: how "Kafkaesque"
It seems some of Kafka's unpublished manuscripts have been locked in some safe deposit boxes in a vault in Tel Aviv for 40 years. After much wrangling with The Law, the boxes were opened last week. What was in them? Oh, The Law is not going to tell you that.

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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.

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