About the Author
Anne Michaels of Toronto has published books in over forty-five countries, and has won dozens of international awards, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Lannan Award for Fiction. She has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize (twice), the Governor-General’s Award, and longlisted for the IMPAC Award (twice). Her novel, Fugitive Pieces, was adapted as a feature film. Her latest book of poetry, Correspondences, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2014. She is Toronto’s Poet Laureate 2016-2018.
John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning novelist and visionary writer who helped transform the way a generation looked at and perceived art, died in 2017 at the age of 90. He was the author of numerous widely hailed novels, among them, Hold Everything Dear, From A to X, and Bento’s Sketchbook, and over his career he had a profound effect on how visual art was appreciated with his book Ways of Seeing and the 1972 BBC television series on which it was based.