The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Lewis-Jones, Huw (2018) The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 978-0226596631

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Abstract / Summary

Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired them and the sketches that they use in writing. For some, making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale. A writer’s map might mean also the geographies they describe, the worlds inside books that rise from the page, mapped or unmapped, and the realms that authors inhabit as they write. Best-selling historian Huw Lewis-Jones has curated a stellar team of authors, exploring imaginative geographies and writing practice.
Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island; Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe; Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience; Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit trilogy of films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating The Marauder s Map for the Harry Potter films; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. Amidst a cornucopia of images, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, maps from nursery stories, literary classics, collectible comics a vast range of genres.[Description from Publisher]

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: ‘Book of the Year for 2018. It gathers intelligently charming meditations from writers and festoons them with map after map after map after map of imaginary, and sometimes non-imaginary, lands.’ - Weekly Standard ‘Charts the landscape of literary imagination with passion and care’ - NPR Books of the Year ‘Beautifully produced ... A reminder that a map is far more than a means of plotting a route. Like a book, it can transport you. It can work magic’ - Telegraph Travel Book of the Year ‘Fascinating’ - Financial Times, Books of the Year ‘An enchanting collection of fictional cartographies ... spellbinding’ - Geographical. Selected international editions: - The Writer’s Map (London: Thames & Hudson). - Verrückt Nach Karten (Darmstadt: Wissen Bildung Gemeinschaft /Theiss). - Mapas Literarios (Barcelona: Blume). - Forfatternes Kort (Copenhagen: Gyldendal). - Le Terre Immaginate (Milan: Salani). - 作者的地圖 (Shanghai: East China University Press). - 作家の地図 (Tokyo: Tokyodo Shuppan). - The Writer’s Map (Melbourne: Thames & Hudson). 2019 Finalist. The Writer’s Map, British Book Design and Production Awards, London. 2019 Finalist. The Writer’s Map, World Fantasy Award, Los Angeles. 2019 Winner. The Writer’s Map, Gold Medal, Motovun Book Awards, Frankfurt. 2018 Winner. The Writer’s Map, Edward Stanford Award for Illustrated Book of the Year, London.
ISBN: 978-0226596631
Subjects: Arts > Biographic
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Arts > Drawing
Arts > Geographic
Geography & Environment
History
Arts > Historical
Arts > Illustration
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 17:10
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3521

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