Author Talk: “I Was Their American Dream” & “Americana”

Join Grand Central Library for a conversation with the creators of two of the most talked-about graphic-novels of 2019 as they discuss their own life-changing journeys on the road to identity and self-discovery in America.

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

Americana (And The Act Of Getting Over It.) by Luke Healy

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I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

One part Mari Andrew, one part Marjane Satrapi, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family’s rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom.

Author Bio: Malaka Gharib is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair.

Reviews:

· “Forthright and funny, Gharib fiercely claims her own American dream.”—Booklist

· “Thoughtful and relatable, this touching account should be shared across generations.”– Library Journal

· “[A] high-spirited graphical memoir . . . Gharib’s wisdom about the power and limits of racial identity is evident in the way she draws.”—NPR

Americana (And The Act Of Getting Over It.) by Luke Healy

Americana tells the story of his yearning to settle in the United States, from his studies in Vermont, to his repeated attempts to gain a long-term visa, to his trek through the Pacific Crest Trail. Healy’s life-changing journey weaves in and out of reflections on his experiences in America and his development as an artist, navigating both the trail itself and the unique culture of the people who attempt to complete it.

Author Bio: Luke Healy was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He received a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University, and an MFA in Cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, USA. This is his second book with Nobrow, and his first memoir.











When: Sat., October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: New York Public Library—Grand Central Library
135 E. 46th St.
212-621-0670
Price: Free
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Join Grand Central Library for a conversation with the creators of two of the most talked-about graphic-novels of 2019 as they discuss their own life-changing journeys on the road to identity and self-discovery in America.

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

Americana (And The Act Of Getting Over It.) by Luke Healy

RSVP: [email protected]


I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

One part Mari Andrew, one part Marjane Satrapi, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family’s rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom.

Author Bio: Malaka Gharib is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair.

Reviews:

· “Forthright and funny, Gharib fiercely claims her own American dream.”—Booklist

· “Thoughtful and relatable, this touching account should be shared across generations.”– Library Journal

· “[A] high-spirited graphical memoir . . . Gharib’s wisdom about the power and limits of racial identity is evident in the way she draws.”—NPR

Americana (And The Act Of Getting Over It.) by Luke Healy

Americana tells the story of his yearning to settle in the United States, from his studies in Vermont, to his repeated attempts to gain a long-term visa, to his trek through the Pacific Crest Trail. Healy’s life-changing journey weaves in and out of reflections on his experiences in America and his development as an artist, navigating both the trail itself and the unique culture of the people who attempt to complete it.

Author Bio: Luke Healy was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He received a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University, and an MFA in Cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, USA. This is his second book with Nobrow, and his first memoir.

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