GENE LUEN YANG - Boxers & Saints

  
 

Wednesday, September 25 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Award-winning Author

GENE LUEN YANG

speaking & signing

Boxers & Saints


Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

 

GENE LUEN YANG began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles. His 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album - New. A short story from The Eternal Smile, his 2009 collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim, won an Eisner Award as well. His books Prime Baby and Level Up (with illustrator Thien Pham) were also nominated for Eisner Awards. Gene currently writes the graphic novel continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. His latest project Boxers and Saints will be released in September 2013.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
$34.99
ISBN: 9781596439245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

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