LeFort Biographer at Puffin Gallery

Book about Canada’s “artist in wool” Shortlisted for Award

The Atlantic Book Awards festival kicks off Friday, May 13, including an appearance by Cape Breton author Daniel Doucet at Puffin Gallery, Historic Properties, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Doucet’s biography of Élizabeth LeFort – Canada’s Artist in Wool / L’artiste canadienne de la laine (CBU Press) – is shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for non-fiction.

Her penchant for wildlife, historical scenes and religious art, many of which hang in the gallery that bears her name in the Trois Pignons cultural centre in Chéticamp, is inspiring.

Doucet’s biography is a portrait of the artist and her work. A bilingual publication (French and English), Canada’s Artist in Wool brings together photographs of many of her works, complemented by photos of personal and public highlights of her career and an index of her professional works between 1954-1987.

Mr. Doucet will be at the Puffin Gallery, Historic Properties, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 13. On Tuesday, May 17, he will be one of the featured authors at an awards festival event at the McConnell Library in Sydney.

For more information on the books: http://cbup.ca/books/doucet-lefort-artist-in-wool/