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Hear, hear: Check out Halli Casser-Jayne’s podcast for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Halli Casser-Jayne is an engaging and insightful interviewer. In honour of Holocaust Remembrance Day last week she interviewed two talented authors of historical fiction about their most recent books: New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff (The Orphan’s Tale) and Jessica Shattuck (The Women…

Reading New Boy? Check out the soundtrack.

New Boy, the soundtrack: Let Roberta Flack, The Jackson Five and Three Dog Night transport you to 1974. Tracy Chevalier, author of nine brilliant novels, has created a soulful playlist to accompany New Boy, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello. Check out other playlists, including one for Chevalier’s novel At…

Courting rejection

It’s 2017. This year, I am courting rejection. 100 rejections to be exact.

Let the music play

I was born in the 70s. K-Tel Records–As Seen on TV–provided the soundtrack for my early years. Growing up, I wanted to be the person who produced those classic collections.

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