First Chapter

Subtitle: 
The Canadian Writers Photography Project
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Summary: 

In 1996, photographer Don Denton set out to create a photographic archive of Canadian authors. First Chapter collects a sampling of his project to date, including well-known writers such as Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Karen Connelly, and Michael Turner, as well as newer faces on the Canadian writing scene. Each of the 50 photographs is paired with a statement about the writing life from the profiled author, with advice that ranges from quirky, tongue-in-cheek quips to serious contemplations of the creative process. Sometimes puzzling, sometimes practical, and sometimes funny, First Chapter shows the faces of CanLit in a revealing light.

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AWARDS

Silver Awards for Book Design of the Year and Book Illustration of the Year, 2002 Alberta Book Awards.

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"Writers' answers ... are in the form of poetry, some are obscure ramblings and some are straightforward. All are fascinating glimpses into the minds of writers."

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Chris Campbell, The Times (Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows
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"This is a really fun, fascinating look at some of Canada's contemporary writers".

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Peter Olivia (as quoted in the Calgary Herald
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"First Chapter is more than a collection of portraits ... this is a book about writers as observed by a passionate and curious reader."

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Harry Vandervlist, FFWD
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ISBN-13: 
978-0920159873
ISBN-10: 
0920159877
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Price: 
$29.99
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Page Count: 
119pp
Width: 
14.00inches
Height: 
8.00inches