William Butler Yeats was one of Ireland’s most revered writers, and a major voice in 20th century poetry in the English language.
His early work, of which The Song of Wandering Aengus is one of his most beautiful examples, was steeped in
the ancient tales of the Irish Gaelic tradition. To celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the poet’s death in
2014, and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2015, Futa Fata is proud to present this picture book interpretation
of one of Yeats’ most enduring evocations of love and loss. The book, is lovingly illustrated in ethereal watercolours
by one of Italy’s finest picture book artists, Marina Marcolin.
Marina Marcolin was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1975. She works as a professional illustrator for
major Italian and foreign publishing houses. Her work has been published in Italy, Spain, Greece,
France, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Germany and Holland. Her illustrations have been exhibited
in Italy and other foreign countries and she has received various awards concerning her work.