Wade Davis


Winner of the: 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize – “Into The Silence”; 2012 David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration, the most prestigious prize for botanical exploration; 2011 Explorers Medal, the highest award of The Explorers Club; 2009 Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society; and in 2002 both the Lowell Thomas Medal (The Explorers Club) and the Lannan Foundation Prize for literary non-fiction.



Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

WADE DAVIS – “I write because I like to think that I have something to say that the world needs to hear.”




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 www.raynesillumination.com 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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