MCBA is proud to announce the 2014 Winter Book, The War Between the Water and the Road by Minnesota author William Alexander. Join them on Saturday, December 13 for a celebratory reading and reception at Open Book.
Reading at 6:30pm, reception and signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public!
The twenty-fourth in MCBA’s perennial Winter Book series celebrating the handmade book, The War Between the Water and the Road is a modern parable regarding justice through the eyes of a young boy, full of cautionary tales, humor and elements of fantasy.
Author William Alexander studied theatre and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis. His short stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies; his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, received the 2012 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
Under the direction of MCBA Executive Director Jeff Rathermel, two editions were produced: Standard and Deluxe. Master Printer Todd Thyberg directed letterpress printing and was assisted by Monica Edwards Larson, Marvel Gregoire, Regula Russelle, Annie Walsh and Jason Yoh.
Both editions include color reductive linoleum prints based on the digital illustrations of Amanda Ritchie, carved and printed by Richard Stephens with the assistance of Andre Heuer, Hans Koch, CB Sherlock, Ioana Stoian and Amoreena Tarvas. Chan Chau and Emily Goldsmith contributed additional illustrations.
If you're in the area, I highly recommend attending!