SelfMadeHero at Edinburgh Book Festival 2019

June 28, 2019 | By | Reply More

SelfMadeHero is delighted to be bring an international trio of graphic novelists to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs 10-26 August 2019.

 French journalist Jérôme Tubiana talks about the harrowing true story of Mohammed El-Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Gunatánamo Bay. He’s the author of Guantánamo Kid, illustrated by Alexandre Franc, which offers a sobering insight into the human rights abuses carried out at the notorious camp. He also is also participating in one of the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers series of talks, alongside writer Samantha Schweblin, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mistaken Identity: Jérôme Tubiana | Tuesday 13th August, Garden Theatre, 14:15.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Imprisoned Writers | Tuesday 13th August, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, 17:30

 One of the great icons of 20th century is at the centre of a discussion between Typex, the Dutch creator of Andy, and Keith Hartley, chief curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. They discuss the life, work and influence of Andy Warhol.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keith Hartley & Typex | Saturday 24th Aug, Garden Theatre, 11:00

Rachael Ball, UK author of the emotive fable Wolf, talks family stories with fellow graphic novelist Jon McNaught. She will also lead a masterclass in creating comics about the difficult subject of grief.                                                                                         Rachael Ball & John McNaught | Monday 12th August, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, 19:00.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Drawing on Grief | Tues 13th August, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, 14:00

Authors Jerome Tubiana, Typex and Rachael Ball are available for interview.

For further information about Edinburgh Book Festival     www.edbookfest.co.uk

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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