One Photo Book at a Time: Poland’s Fundacja Sztukwizualna

Based in Krakow, the heart of arts and culture in Poland, the Foundation for Visual Arts – Fundacja Sztukwizualna, has played a key role in the promotion of visual art since it was formed in 2001. The Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to sharing content in print and believes in the importance…

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Graphic Novels and Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly

“It’s a format, not a genre.” This is a heading in Drawn & Quarterly’s 2003 manifesto “Selling Graphic Novels in the Book Trade”, a pamphlet guide written by the publisher to teach bookshops how to properly display and categorize their products. This header statement is true, but arguably only because Drawn & Quarterly made it…

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Literary Festivals: A Place of Serendipity

I am a sceptic when it comes to literary festivals, primarily because they strike me as a paradox: literature is, at least in my opinion, best experienced spontaneously by oneself whereas an event, by definition, is a ‘planned public or social occasion’. One might argue that my personal understanding of literature as this intimate experience…

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