- There’s a great piece about the writing life over at Open Book you should definitely check out. A. H. Reaume talks about her personal writing journey, and explains why it’s okay if you haven’t finished you first book yet.
- Margaret Gracie recently spoke to Storylines host Christine Cowley about her collection of linked short stories, Plastic. They discuss expectations of motherhood, beauty and having it all, as well as the importance of minor characters in setting up these expectations. (And keep listening for some hot topics in current events, and hints about Margaret’s next writing project!)
- Everybody likes a little peek behind the curtain now and again. Here’s a look at a day in the life of an indie publisher, featuring the venerable Akashic Books.
- Social media, email, and many other temporary, intangible sources of information drive our society. What does that mean for the future of biography? Read more about this interesting question over at The Walrus.
- Finally, don’t forget to enter to win a three-book prize pack of fantastic PQL literary criticism. This contest includes some of my very favourite essay collections: The Pigheaded Soul by Jason Guriel, Strike Anywhere by Michael Lista and Ordinary Paradise by Richard Teleky. Enter over at Open Book!
That’s it for this week’s PQ Weekly Roundup. Thanks so much for stopping by for your weekly dose of bookish news.
Have a great weekend!