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Three Canadian books in the running for international design award

Three Canadian titles have been recognized by Stiftung Buchkunst as some of the best-designed books from around the world. The German foundation, which organizes the annual international book-design competition, will hand out prizes at the Leipzig Book Fair later this month.

George Walker, the writer and designer of The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson*; Leigh-Anne Mullock, designer of Tubers, by Mark Jowett with illustrations by Matthias Lechner (Read Leaf); and Elizabeth Beaudoin, who wrote and designed Bleu marin: Book of Poetry, ou, Recueil de poésie, were among the finalists for 14 awards, chosen from 575 books from 32 countries.

Copies of the three books have been donated to the German Book and Type Museum in Leipzig.

*Correction, March 7: An earlier version of this post accredited the publication of Walker’s book to The Porcupine’s Quill. The nominated title is Walker’s hand-printed and -bound edition.