We're even more excited after watching this incredible video, which details the 2016 edition of the Sculpting New Reads program at The Word on the Street, which invited four artists to respond in their medium to four new Canadian books. The video, created by WOTS, gives readers a sneak peek at the artists' works, which will be available for viewing at the festival on September 25.
Artist W.W. Hung took inspiration for his piece from Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay, while Diana Hosseini responded to The Pain Tree by Olive Senior. Mark Laliberte created a piece based on Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton, and the final artwork was created by Shannon Scanlan in response to Amazon First Novel Award winner Mona Awad's 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.
Check out the video to whet your appetite and be sure to see the finished installations at the Sculpting New Reads tent at The Word On The Street Toronto!
Grace O'Connell is the Contributing Editor for Open Book: Toronto and the author of Magnified World (Random House Canada). She also writes a book column for This Magazine.
For more information about Magnified World please visit the Random House Canada website.