30th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Two of the most innovative authors of current French and German comics make their first visit to London to discuss their latest books, which are being translated by New York Review Comics, the graphic novel list recently launched by New York Review Books.
From France, Yvan Alagbé’s Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures is a timely collection of comics about race and immigration in Paris, which stands as both an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement. This will be a preview of his English-language debut to be released in February 2018.
Austrian-born Ulli Lust was acclaimed for her graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, which recalls her teenage punk experiences. Her first work of graphic fiction, Voices in the Dark, is based on the novel The Karnau Tapes by Marcel Beyer. Set in Germany during the last years of the Third Reich, it is narrated by a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice, and by one of his subjects, the eldest daughter of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Tickets are free but places are limited.