In Person: Julyan Davis presents A History of Saints at Blue Spiral Gallery

Image shows a light blue border around a white box containing the text: Julyan Davis presents A History of Saints at Blue Spiral Gallery. Wednesday Dec. 1st, 5 pm ET. Next to the text are a photo of Davis, the front cover image and Blue Spiral logo.

Julyan Davis, a British-American artist living in Asheville, North Carolina, will present his debut novel titled A History of Saints. The novel is a playful satire of the Great Recession and tells the story of Frank Reed who, to keep from losing his home—the “stately” Carolina Court—becomes a reluctant landlord to a houseful of eccentrics and misfits. 

Email  to RSVP for this in-person event at Blue Spiral 1 on Wednesday, December 1st. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by a reading at 5:30 pm. 

Please call Malaprop's at 828-254-6734 to order A History of Saints. Books will be available for sale at the event. Davis will sign copies purchased at Malaprop's.

Julyan Davis is a British-American artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than thirty years he has painted the vanishing architecture of the South. Collaborating with musicians, historians, and writers, his traveling museum exhibits chronicle the folklore and lost histories of the region. His work can be found online at and on Instagram at @julyandavis. Davis’s work is represented by galleries in Asheville and in Charleston, South Carolina, and in museum collections across the South. A History of Saints is his debut novel.

Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC is a Lexington, Kentucky-based, women-owned, and family-operated independent book publishing company dedicated to publishing authentic and compelling fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages. It is committed to the advancement of established and emerging writers—primarily focused on writers living in or writing about the Southeast region of the United States—to excellence in publishing, and to the production of high-quality, entertaining, and artistic books. The press debuted in 2016–2017 with two award-winning legal nonfiction (history and true crime) books and has since published award-winning fiction, poetry, and children’s books. Shadelandhouse Modern Press is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and an associate member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. For more information, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook at and on Instagram at @shadelandhouse_modern_press.

Event address: 
Blue Spiral
38 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801