Emily Carr

Painter and writer Emily Carr’s Pacific northwest forests and First Nation totem poles are world renowned. But she struggled for many years before her canvases gained critical recognition. Her first book, Klee Wyck, received the Governor General’s Award for literature in 1942.

Writer and artist Lewis DeSoto immigrated to Canada from South Africa and studied painting in British Columbia. He has exhibited paintings in galleries across the country and his first novel, A Blade of Grass, was an international Bestseller.