Jonathan Safran Foer’s T-shirt (2016)


Jonathan Safran Foer explains that he came to writing through a back door. (He was interviewed by Mark Medley at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library, on September 9, 2106.) Hamish Hamilton - PRH, 2016 He didn't always want to be a writer. 'Novelist' is

Jonathan Safran Foer’s T-shirt (2016)2016-11-16T20:39:35-05:00

Bookish Things that are Happening


Simon and Schuster's Stay Warm Contest (Site here) Nifty little prize pack, but of particular interest are the bookish elements. (You can enter here.) The one that I am especially keen on is Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, of which I'll have more to say later this month.

Bookish Things that are Happening2014-03-19T08:47:02-05:00

IFOA 2013 Reading, General


So many of my favourite writers will be appearing at this year's International Festival of Authors. Over the years, the festival and reading series have involved over 8,000 authors (from more than 100 countries), and the names below are certainly not the only authors appearing at this year's festival. These are

IFOA 2013 Reading, General2014-03-19T08:13:10-05:00

The GG’s (at the IFOA) and Other Current Bookish Obsessions


It's a busy reading season, and being smitten with prizelists adds to its intensity. As does the amazing schedule of events at the International Festival of Authors. Which included a reading, on Monday night, of the Governor General's English Fiction shortlist, which includes Tamas Dobozy's Siege 13, Robert Hough's Dr Brinkley's Tower, Vincent

The GG’s (at the IFOA) and Other Current Bookish Obsessions2020-09-16T15:58:45-05:00

Jeffrey Eugenides Talks


Appearing at the Appel salon in the Toronto Reference Library tonight, to a sold-out crowd, he spoke about his new novel, The Marriage Plot, his earlier works, and the writing life. (Spoiler-free, of course.) The Marriage Plot grew out of his own experiences at Brown in the 1980s (Madeleine, Leonard

Jeffrey Eugenides Talks2014-03-15T16:25:00-05:00
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