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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Writers on writers
Insults, barbs & jabs between writers.

The illustrated Interview
Austrailian kids book illustrator Shaun Tan was interviewed by Der Spiegel and provided answers in a unique form: illustrations.

Books are for the birds.
Artist Amy Switzer makes bird sculptures out of old books.

Map of the word
A weird little tool designed, apparently, to show the relationships between authors.

Sarah Palin, poet
Found poetry from the Sarah Palins emails.

No mystery
A Seattle mystery bookshop has refused to carry books from Amazon's new mystery imprint. When an author asked why not, the shop owner tore him a new a.hole.

"The computer says no."
David Walliams has a new book out. (Read: excuse ... to ... link ... Little ... Britain ... videos.)

June Craft
Don't forget to check out this month's Fiction Craft on Open Book Ontario. The question: How do you make your characters come alive? Answered by: William Nicholson, Jen Sookfong Lee, Jim Nason, Andrew Pyper, Julie Booker, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem & Pat van Beirs, Craig Battle, Cathy Stonehouse, and S.J. Watson.

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