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Sendak’s Abandoned Tolkien Project
Following on from news of Shaun Tan’s Astrid Lindgren Award win, we noticed that the inaugural winner of the prize was Maurice Sendak, legendary creator of Where the Wild Things Are (also of course a Dave Eggers-scripted, Spike Jonze-directed film, shot in Victoria). Sendak’s fans are legion, as are fans of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit (which itself won awards, and is soon to be…
The Best & Worst of Career Advice
In 2008, young Canadian graduate Jay Bahadur was working a market research job, aching to become a journalist, when - according to his Wikipedia page - he received some telling advice from experienced journalists. He was told to skip journalism school and to work instead as a freelancer in “crazy places”. The advice might well have been unconventional but, as fortune does tend to…
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