Upcoming French-language edition of John Haines’ book, “The Stars, the Snow, the Fire,” to be illustrated by me, Ray Bonnell
I’m a horrible procrastinator and have been working frantically to complete a special project. I didn’t want to jinx myself by talking about it before it was completed. My part of the project is done and I can let the cat out of the bag now.
|John Haines’ cabin as seen from the Richardson Highway|
Early next year the French publisher, Editions Gallmeister, based in Paris, will be publishing a new French-language edition of “The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: twenty-five years in the Alaska Wilderness ,” a book of essays written by Alaska writer, John Haines. The book will be illustrated with 20 of my drawings.
|The view from the top of the ridge above the Haines homestead|
Editions Gallmeister has been publishing literature penned by American authors since 2006. Its first book was “The Stars, the Snow, the Fire.” To
celebrate the publisher’s 10-year anniversary it is publishing another edition of this classic nature book.
|Interior view of John Haines’ cabin, looking out over the Tanana River Valley|
One of the publisher’s staff saw the drawings I did of John Haines’ cabin and of the view of the Tanana River Valley from the ridge above his homestead, and invited me to illustrate the book. How could I refuse? Many of the drawings I have posted recently were done for the book.