One Thing Leads to Another: On Collage (Second Edition)


One Thing Leads to Another: On Collage (Second Edition)


One Thing Leads to Another: On Collage is Diane Schoemperlen’s reflection on the art of collage making, a pastime whose practice has had a profound impact on her nationally acclaimed fiction and nonfiction. With more than ten original black and white interior images—most created by Taylor Prize-nominated author herself—the title marks the first in a series of essays by authors on their pastimes and hobbies. Now in its second edition, this beautifully designed and hand-bound chapbook offers brilliant insight into the creative process of one of Canada’s leading prose stylists. Only 100 copies of this edition have been bound.

Praise for Diane Schoemperlen

“Schoemperlen’s inventive language and narrative structures encourage readers to be free ‘from the prison of everyday thinking.’” —New York Times

“Lovely, clever [and] imaginative.” —Wall Street Journal

 “[Schoemperlen has] a profound gift for self-reflection.” —Globe and Mail

Praise for One Thing Leads to Another

"[A] joy to anyone who... loves collage.... Schoemperlen's enthusiasm is contagious, [offering] a flash of light on an eccentric medium." —Broken Pencil

About the Author

Diane Schoemperlen has published 14 books, including several critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, three novels, and two works of creative nonfiction. Her 1990 collection, The Man of My Dreams, was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium. Her collections, Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures, won the 1998 Governor General’s Award for English Fiction. Her book This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications was shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize. She has received two prizes from the Writers’ Trust of Canada: the Marian Engle Award in 2007 and the Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of A Writing Life in 2017. In 2018, she was awarded The Molson Prize in Arts “in recognition of exceptional achievement and outstanding contribution to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.” She is currently on the faculty of the Humber School of Writers Correspondence Program. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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