Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites a local author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This month, we bring you recommendations from Lee Lai!
LeeLai is an Australian cartoonist living between Naarm (Melbourne), Australia, and Tio'tia:ke (known as Montreal), Quebec. For the past few years she has been writing comics, painting illustrations, and facilitating mural-painting workshops with teenagers in Canadian schools. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, The Lifted Brow, Room Magazine, and Everyday Feminism.
All of Lai's picks will be 15% throughout the month. Here's a sneak peak:
Can poems mourn the unmourned?
In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are...
I grew up reading Tan’s stunning books and being deeply affected by them. He’s one of the only children’s book illustrators I know who really knows how to handle heavy subjects without being condescending, and never shying away from complexity.
A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008.
Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim,...
This book has been pretty central for me this year in deepening my understanding of what it means to have grown up a settler in so-called Australia. It’s also just critical knowledge for thinking about how we’re organising our agriculture and our communities now.