Your Eye: On Photography


Your Eye: On Photography


In her essay on photography, award-winning author Alix Hawley explores the evolution of a pastime she’s enjoyed since childhood. Over eight small sections, she meditates on representation, portraiture, memory, and the delight of everyday scenes. Interspersed with photographs from her Instagram feed, Hawley’s essay reflects the strangeness of seeing—and the impulse to share our views with others.

This chapbook is a hand-made, limited edition publication. Only 100 have been bound. Each is twenty-four pages in length, and features seven interior black and white images.

About the Author

"[Alix Hawley] is Comac McCarthy’s young heiress."
—Joyce Carol Oates

“Genius is a word I hesitate to use … [but Hawley’s] work requires it.” —The Globe & Mail

Alix Hawley studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford University, the University of East Anglia, and the University of British Columbia. Her story collection, The Old Familiar (Thistledown Press), was longlisted for the ReLit award. Several pieces have won accolades from the CBC: "Witching" won the 2017 Literary Awards Short Story Prize, while "Tentcity" and "Jumbo" were runners-up in 2012 and 2014, and "Pig (For Oma)" won the 2014 Bloodlines memoir contest. Her first novel, All True Not a Lie in It, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the / Walrus First Novel Award and BC Book Prize for Fiction. My Name Is a Knife, one of Esi Edugyan's picks for the year, was published in 2018. Alix lives in British Columbia.

Add To Cart