- On the heels of the RBC Taylor Prize shortlist announcement (yay for Ian Hampton!), this week saw the selection of five emerging writers who will be participating in the Taylor Prize’s mentorship program.
- It comes as no surprise that many of our readers love books (!) and may even wish to work in a career that allows them to indulge in their passion for the written word. So of course, this post on the best jobs for book lovers was a hit this week.
- We often talk about book covers and typography, but sometimes we forget the other beautiful aspects of book production, such as lovely decorative endpapers.
- Speaking of fonts, this 1938 typeface, which once graced the covers of pulp novels like Nancy Drew, is having a moment once again. On the surge in popularity of the humanist sans-serif typeface, Lydian.
- And finally, if you’re starting to plan your spring reading, check out these works of Canadian fiction to add to your list.
And that’s it for this week’s roundup. Don’t forget to tune into Christine Cowley’s radio show “Storylines” on Hunters Bay Radio tomorrow—she’ll be interviewing Ian Hampton, author of the Taylor Prize-nominated Jan in 35 Pieces. Listen online tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. by clicking here.