Glorious & Free

The Canadians

Written by Rita Field-Marsham • Written by Kim Bozak • Illustrated by Frank Viva • Foreword by Yann Martel

Published July 29, 2017 | ISBN 9781487003531
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional

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360 pages | 11.00 in × 8.00 in
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About this book

Glorious & Free

The Canadians

Rita Field-Marsham • Kim Bozak • Frank Viva • Yann Martel

In their book Glorious & Free, authors and creative directors Kim Bozak and Rita Field-Marsham are redefining how Canadians see themselves by shining a light on thirty-three daring individuals who, through the way they lead their lives, are revealing the most beautiful thing about this country: that here individuals are free to be whoever they dream themselves to be so long as they are courageous enough to embrace it. And when each one of us is free to live to the fullest expression of ourselves, the result is an intricately beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

Glorious & Free is a masterpiece of collaboration between leading creative industry professionals, including Joanne Ratajczak (Photographer), Siavash Khasha (Designer), Rosemary Shipton (Executive Editor), Chris Frey (Editor and Writer), Jason McBride (Writer), Linda Besner (Writer), Megan Cuff (Project Manager), and Sarah Angel (Consulting Editor).

Told through a series of intimate interviews and photographs, and featuring original illustrations by the legendary Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspirational, artistic and enduring vehicle to celebrate this new Canadian identity. It’s a timely and more fulfilling image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow.

Spotlighted in the book are the following glorious Canadians:
Mustafa Ahmed
Cameron Bailey
Cazhhmere Blanche
Nathalie Bondil
Ed Burtynsky
Zita Cobb
Andre De Grasse
Will Gadd
Bruno Guévremont
Kate Harris
Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson
Alex Josephson
Roxanne Joyal
Mosha Lundström Halbert
Jesse McCleery
Steve Moore
Byron and Dexter Peart
Crystal Pite
Bruce Poon Tip
Maria Qamar
Aurelié Rivard
Coco Rocha
Matthew Romeo
Daniel Saks and Nicholas Desmarais
Angela Strange
Scotty Sussman aka That Girl Sussi
Ilya Sutskever
Tanya Taylor
Stéphane Tétreault
Madeleine Thien and Rawi Hage
Liane Thomas
Zeke Thurston
Katherena Vermette

About the Creators

Rita Field-Marsham

Rita is a Dutch-Kenyan new Canadian and former prosecutor and public defender in Kenya. After moving to Toronto in 2004, she founded Kenya’s first turnkey school library model and has now built twenty-seven libraries. She is currently in the process of drafting new legislation with the Kenya Law Reform Commission to ensure that all school-aged children have access to libraries and the knowledge they need to shape their future.

Kim Bozak

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kim is active in numerous art and social causes. A former co-chair of the Canadian Art Foundation, she currently serves on the board of the National Arts Centre and is also a member of the Sotheby’s Advisory Board. Kim was also part of the group that helped bring Volt Hockey—a version of the sport that enables kids with physical disabilities to play by using a specially designed chair—to Canada.

Frank Viva

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books. His other books for children include Sea Change, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, Outstanding in the Rain and Young Frank, Architect. His art has appeared in the New York Times and on the cover of the New Yorker. He is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

Yann Martel

Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the global bestseller that won the 2002 Man Booker Prize (among other honours) and was adapted to the screen in the Oscar-winning film by Ang Lee. He is also the author of the short story collection The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, the novels Self and Beatrice and Virgil, and the nonfiction work 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. Born in Spain in 1963, Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs — tree planter, dishwasher, security guard — and travelled widely before turning to writing. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with the writer Alice Kuipers and their four children.