Fixing its gaze on writers as they are seldom seen, this anthology of photographs and accompanying stories provides an intriguing exploration into the personal and professional lives of various artists. This series of narratives delves inside the lives of its subjects, as well as the process of making portraits, before finishing with a touch of refined literary gossip. Based on a decade of research, this study takes a remarkable tour from the seventh-century scribe, Ezra, to the contemporary literary greats such as Man Booker Prize-winner Yann Martel and MacArthur Fellowship author Ann Carson.
Terence Byrnes is the author of Wintering Over and teaches in the creative writing department at Concordia University. His literary portraits have been featured worldwide. He lives in Montreal.