Author and artist Jackie Morris joins us again for a conversation about her latest work, The Unwinding. Jackie will be joined by John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound, the crowdfunding book publisher, and co-host of the Backlisted podcast.
This event will be streamed on our Crowdcast channel.
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About The Unwinding
A highly illustrated pillow book to prompt dreaming and creativity by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning artist Jackie Morris
"A quiet masterpiece . . . a love story, a hope story, a story out of time, out of stricture, out of the narrow artificial bounds by which we try to contain the wild wonderland of reality because we are too frightened to live wonder-stricken." --Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover.
Instead, it is a book for dreamers. Its purpose? To ease the soul.
From award-winning writer/illustrator Jackie Morris, on the heels of 2020'sThe Lost Spells, is a book that enters the realm of dreaming. With its combination of lush illustration and creative storytelling, this book is destined to become a classic.
The paintings between these covers were worked in the between times--between waking and dreaming, during the unwinding of the soul, when the pressures of work were too much.
Half-story, half-fairytale, Jackie Morris has created an enchanting tome, to keep on the bedside table, to give as a gift to young and old alike.
Threaded through the curious world of The Unwinding are words, there to set the reader's mind adrift from their own troubles and the into peaceful harbors where imagination can stretch, and where quiet reflection can bring peace.
The Unwinding is designed to be a companion, a talisman to be turned to again and again and a place of respite from an increasingly frenetic and complex world. Dreams and wishes are the inspiration at times like this.
About the participants
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator. She studied illustration at Hereford College of Art and Bath Academy and has illustrated many books, and written some. The Lost Words, co-authored with Robert Macfarlane, won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019. You can find her on Twitter at @JackieMorrisArt.
John Mitchinson has worked in publishing for decades. He helped to found the television panel game show, QI, and has co-written all their books. He was Waterstones first marketing director and he has held senior publishing roles at Orion, Cassell and Harvill. He co-hosts Unbound’s Backlisted podcast.