Gene Luen Yang (Fall Writers Festival)Thursday, October 8, 2015 -
In 2006, Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album, became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award, and was the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. In 2013, Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times’ Book Prize. His other work includes The Shadow Hero; The Eternal Smile, another Eisner award winner; the continuation of the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender; and beginning in June 2015, the continuation of DC Comics’ Superman. He teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Hollings Program Room, Thomas Cooper Library.
Free and open to the public.