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July Updates: New Features, WIR Thom Vernon, Author Interviews and More

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Dear Readers,

AN AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Open Book: Toronto's newest columnist is none other than literary agent extraordinaire, Samantha Haywood. In the debut of "Agent's Corner," her monthly column, she discusses the challenges of browsing for ebooks from the perspective of an agent and a reader. Read "Ebook shopping is ebook searching."


A PLACE NEAR A PARK & A LITERARY JOURNAL: OBT'S FEATURED ARTICLES
In his essay, "Wide Awake in High Park North," rob mclennan writes about house- and rabbit-sitting for two fellow writers, Stephen Cain and Sharon Harris, and he wonders if "the resonant history of the place" — where Cain wrote American Standard/ Canada Dry — "might rub off."

Nathaniel G Moore interviews Conan Tobias about Taddle Creek's Summer 2010 Super Tour. Check it out here.

Melanie Janisse writes about poets, activism and the G20 in Voices Carry When They Carry.


OBT'S JULY WRITER IN RESIDENCE, THOM VERNON
Our July writer in residence, Thom Vernon (The Drifts, Coach House Books), has been blogging about a range of topics: writing, memoirs, memories, social media and more. He's also posted must-read interviews with Coach House's publicist, Evan Munday, and senior editor, Alana Wilcox.

You read Thom's blog, so why not meet him in person? He's reading tonight at Another Story Bookshop. See our events listings for details.


WIN BOOKS!
For our July contests, we're giving away copies of The Drifts, by Thom Vernon, Trillium and Toronto Islands by Mike Filey and Turncoat by Don Gutteridge.


INTERVIEWS & REGULARS
Our latest interviews are with Conan Tobais of Taddle Creek, Daniel David Moses and Moira MacDougall, Sachiko Murakami, Sally Clark, Shane Neilson, Erin Moure and Pricila Uppal, Elana Wolff, Evan Munday, Don Gutteridge, Molly Peacock and Mike Filey.

Don't forget to check out Shaun Smith's latest Sunday Sundries.


EVENT LISTINGS
For a list of literary events in the GTA, please visit Open Book's Events Page.


We'd love to hear from you. Send your questions and comments to clelia@openbooktoronto.com

All the best,
Open Book

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