Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


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A literary alphabet
From Andy Warhol's A (I would have preferred Zukovsky) to Elizabeth McClung's Zed.

Write stuff
Here's an application for all those fake Luddites (I see you on Facebook) who simply can't bear to created their masterpieces of lit-cher-cher on a nasty computer. Type in your own handwriting, c/o Pilot.

Writing is a ball!
I want one of these, please. (c/o New Yorker)

Kind of reminds me of the whole publishing industry right now
A lot of books falling down.

The Art of Fiction
The Paris Review has opened up their "Art of Fiction" interview archive to the web. Start with Guy Davenport and move on from there.

Nostradamus Coupland
Good old Doug Coupland has a weirdly annoying yet still very readable piece in this weekend's Glob about the future of, well, everything. Listen, is it just me, or is just about everything published in the Glob now weirdly annoying? It all makes my scalp tingle in a very bad way.

You saw it here last...
Yeah, I know this has made the rounds far and wide already, but I just could not resist posting a link to this lovely "22 Minutes" video of Gordo Pinsent taking the piss out of that narcissist Justin Bieber. (c/o Quillblog)

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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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