John Hartman paints thirty-two of Canada’s finest authors into their chosen landscape—cities, mountains, towns, and beaches ranging from Tofino, British Columbia, to Elliston, Newfoundland. Each portrait is accompanied by a personal essay that describes how place influences the author’s life and work. The result is a unique and striking look at this country, overflowing with life.
The featured authors are: Carleigh Baker | David Bergen | Neil Bissoondath | George Bowering | Ian Brown | George Elliott Clarke | Megan Gail Coles | Douglas Coupland | Michael Crummey | Esi Edugyan | Marina Endicott | Will Ferguson | Camilla Gibb | Katherine Govier | Thomas King | Mary Lynk | David Macfarlane | Linden MacIntyre | Kevin Major | Lisa Moore | Heather O’Neill | David Adams Richards | Noah Richler | Chic Scott | Johanna Skibsrud | Susan Swan | Sara Tilley | Guy Vanderhaeghe | Thomas Wharton | Kathleen Winter | Michael Winter | M.G. Vassanji
“Hartman’s book is about connection – of people to place – and I was soon seduced by the gullies and ridges, of both land and flesh, painted in mud browns, arterial reds and veiny blues.” —Galleries West Magazine
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