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September 18, 2013 — BLOUIN ARTINFO, selected Canada's top six art books for Fall 2013, and among the titles was Sarah Liss's Army of Lovers, a community history of the late artist and activist Will Munro.

See the other five autumnal art picks on BLOUIN ARTINFO.

Spencer Gordon, much-lauded author of the short fiction collection Cosmo, is reading at the Ruckus Reading Series on September 29. In advance of his appearance there, the Ruckus organizers asked Gordon a number of questions.

Gail Scott's dazzling novel, The Obituary, was recently published in the United States by Nightboat Books. Resultingly, it's receiving some nice media attention from our friends to the south, including an in-depth interview between Scott and Kim Rosenfield at BOMB's blog. An excerpt of the discussion follows:

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At the Toronto Star, journalist Ryan Porter looked at Sarah Liss's Army of Lovers and used it as a jumping-off point for a larger look at the book's subject, Will Munro, and his legacy on the worlds of art and fashion. The story ran on Thursday, September 18.

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The weekend of September 20, the Montreal Gazette profiled hometown literary man-about-town, Jon Paul Fiorentino. The author of the new poetry collection, Needs Improvement, talked with the interviewer about writing poetry, growing up in Transcona and why his mother thinks he still needs improvement:

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On Friday, September 20, Army of Lovers author Sarah Liss spoke with Matt Galloway for CBC's Metro Morning. Liss, the culture editor of The Grid magazine, was discussing her new book Army of Lovers, a community history of the late activist, artist and community builder Will Munro.

On Saturday, September 21, the Globe and Mail asked In Love with Art author and comics' writer Jeet Heer, 'What older book have you recently discovered?' Here's what he said:

On September 19, writer Chris Randle tackled the avant-garde comix artifact that is Martin Vaughn-James's The Cage on the Hazlitt site. Recently released in a new edition by Coach House, the 1975 cult comic has intrigued and baffled readers for decades. Randle gets into it at Hazlitt:

The Hazlitt website has a regular podcast called 'The Arcade,' in which they interview authors with new and interesting books. In their seventh installment, The Arcade producers talk with author Marisha Pessl about her new novel, Night Film, and they cover the launch of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam.

Where's the beef? Well, on Thursday, October 3, Coach House says 'relax.' Join us at The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. West) as we launch our totally excellent Fall 2013 poetry and fiction titles. Launch them to the max. We're stoked to put these rad new books in your hands, so please join us at our awesome book launch! More coveted than a Cabbage Patch Kid and less exclusive than a Members' Only jacket, the Coach House Fall 2013 Launch will have you dancin' on the ceiling.