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Vanity Fair comes to town

Vanity Fair‘s promised survey of the Toronto literary scene has materialized on the magazine’s website. VF writer Anderson Tepper hit the International Festival of Authors at Toronto’s Harbourfront in October, inspired by an earlier visit to McNally Robinson Booksellers’ Manhattan location. In his online piece, Tepper talks to such writers as Dionne Brand and David Bezmozgis, and he sings Toronto’s praises himself: “Toronto: a mini–New York; an anti–New York; a younger, more global, more tolerant New York. I didn’t want to leave this city—with its neighborhoods shoulder to shoulder, its puddled streets reflecting a maze of steel and shimmering words, and where its literary godfather, Michael Ondaatje, seemed about to materialize just around every corner.”

Related links:
Click here for the Vanity Fair article
Click here for an October 2005 Q&Q Omni article about Tepper’s visit