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GUY DELISLE discusses his nonfiction graphic novel HOSTAGE, with DAVID ULIN

Hostage (Drawn + Quarterly) 

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

David L. Ulin is the author, most recently, of the novel Ear to the Ground. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, his other books include Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay; The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time; and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He is the former book editor and book critic of the Los Angeles Times.  

David Ulin photo by Noah Ulin      

"This tour was supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States."

Event date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hostage Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770462793
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 25th, 2017

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea Cover Image
By Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781897299210
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - May 1st, 2007

Burma Chronicles Cover Image
By Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781770460256
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - December 7th, 2010

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City Cover Image
By Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770461765
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - August 18th, 2015

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China Cover Image
By Guy Delisle, Helge Dascher (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781770460799
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 24th, 2012

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780520273726
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Published: University of California Press - October 6th, 2015

The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781570616709
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 12th, 2010

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781931082273
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Published: Library of America - September 30th, 2002

Another City: Writing from Los Angeles Cover Image
By David L. Ulin (Editor)
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Published: City Lights Books - September 2001

The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2005

Ear to the Ground Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939419736
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Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016