Molly Lamb and Bruno Bobak shot to prominence as war artists during the Second World War. Marrying shortly after the end of the war, they moved first to Vancouver and then, in 1960, to Fredericton, where they settled permanently.
This book is compilation of original artworks and stories that reveal the artist, the era, and the place where he discovered his own distinctive artist's style as a youngster, and then honed his talents into a mature portrayer of daily life in Newfoundland, Canada.
As both a poet and a screenwriter/playwright, I’m fascinated by hybrid art, by the overlap of language between mediums, in particular, scripts crafted poetically. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a memorable one, narrated with the wonder of a six-year-old girl in dialogue she delivers in verse, spoken word enhanced with visuals.
H. M. S. Smith’s latest book, Planet Digby photo book comments on climate change and the tenacity of humankind. The photo book’s collection of abstract photographs serves, in part, as a commentary on climate change and humankind’s relationship with the planet.
Drawing on her experience as a millennial woman of colour, and writing with humour and a healthy dose of irreverence, Shafi delves into body politics and pop culture, racism and feminism, friendship and allyship. Through it all, she remains positive without being saccharine, and hopeful without being naive.
Since 1972, Joy Laking has lived and painted in Nova Scotia, capturing beauty in watercolours, oils, and acrylics in many locations. She sees beauty in both the usual and the unusual. The Painted Province lets the reader see Nova Scotia through an artist's eyes.
Poet-potter Gerri Frager has created a unique, engaging collection of work – literal alchemy, shaping words and hunks of this land into refined beauty – something hopeful, and remarkably reassuring.
QC Fiction has released a translation of the play L'Art de la chute, a performance of which QC Fiction Editor Peter McCambridge saw (or experienced, would be a better descriptor) recently in Quebec City.
Karen Schauber is the editor of the best-selling book The Group of Seven Reimagined, an extraordinary combination of art and flash fiction. I had many questions about the book, it's design and eventual realization.
It is a fabulous idea, the melding of the internationally famous Group of Seven Canadian landscape artists with some of the finest award-winning writers on the Canadian and international fiction scene today.