Na­tional Film Board of Canada for­ays into books

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

The Na­tional Film Board of Canada is trans­lat­ing its works from the screen to the printed page with a new lit­er­ary ven­ture. Fire­fly Books will be the of­fi­cial book pub­lisher of the NFB. The new part­ner­ship will see a se­ries of lit­er­ary adap­ta­tions of cel­e­brated NFB an­i­mated and doc­u­men­tary films and me­dia projects. The in­au­gu­ral pro­gram will launch this fall with the pub­li­ca­tion of a pair of chil­dren’s books adapted from Os­car-nom­i­nated films: “The Cat Came Back” by Cordell Barker and “My Grand­mother Ironed the King’s Shirts” by To­rill Kove. It will also in­clude the pub­li­ca­tion of “Ge­orge Hunter’s Canada: Iconic Images from Canada’s Most Pro­lific Pho­tog­ra­pher.”

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