JOSEPH BOYDEN – “I write in order to feel my way through the dark.”Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

JOSEPH BOYDEN – “I write in order to feel my way through the dark.”




Joseph Boydon


Winner of the: 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize – “Through Black Spruce”; 2006 Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize Fiction – “Three Day Road”; 2006 Amazon Books First Novel Award – “Three Day Road”.




2015 ANNIV 6A. #3 ILLUMINATION - CJ - JOSEPH BOYDEN - ANNIV QUOTE - Portraits of Canadian Authors JPGMark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine




I L L U M I N A T I O N 

Portraits of Canadian Literature + Authors


World-renowned crystal artist, designer and photographer Mark Raynes Roberts’ extraordinary multi-media art project celebrates Canada’s treasury of authors and their literature through a crystal prism and a photographic lens. 


The 12-piece crystal art collection, ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Literature, was inspired by written passages about light by 12 of Canada’s leading authors including —


Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohen, Emma Donoghue, Lawrence Hill, Yann Martel, Anne Michaels, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Miriam Toews, and Jane Urquhart. 



The ILLUMINATION crystal can be viewed at crystal.


JO LEE Magazine is proud to present an exclusive group of 16 authors from Mark Raynes Roberts’ ILLUMINATION – Portraits Of Canadian Authors, a celebration of 150 black and white portrait photographs of Canadian writers, shown in their home environments or places of inspiration, including quotes from each author on why they write. 


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