Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.
Jeanne Painchaud is the author of books for young people and of haiku as well as being an artist. The most recent of her books, illustrated by photos by Bruno Ricca, is ABC MTL (400 Coups, 2017), which was nominated for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Prize in 2018. She has been invited to present her work in France, in the U.S., and in Japan, and she lives and works in Montreal.
In addition to several shows of his work in Montreal, including solo shows in 2013 and 2015, photographer and graphic designer Bruno Ricca participated in the National Geographic France competition and is the winner of the French magazine Photo's biggest photographic contest. Commissioned by Montreal publisher Les 400 Coups to illustrate ABC MTL in 2017, he is the graphic designer of Son & Image magazine, for which he also writes. Born in France, he lives in Montreal.
"Good writers create worlds -- great writers, glittering constellations. Chih-Ying Lay's debut collection makes my head spin. Diamond-hard, harrowing, melancholy, bawdy, erudite, his stories stream with blood, sperm, tears, piss, sweat, passion, loss. A medical student lovingly dissects the body of a dear friend who was a political dissident; a twisted sexual triangle develops between an artist, her nine-year-old son, and a day labourer; a young man whose mother is in chemo develops sympathetic symptoms all his own. By turns blunt, cynical, yearning, delicate, wounding, Home Sickness is the work of a true original. As one queer writer to another, I salute an astonishing new talent. " WILL AITKEN is the author of Antigone Undone
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