Lucy Knisley ’09 and Melanie Gillman ’12 at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival

July 25, 2019

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Lucy Knisley ’09 (Kid Gloves, First Second, 2019) and Melanie Gillman ’12 (As the Crow Flies, Iron Circus, 2017) are authors at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, September 16-23.

The Brooklyn Book Festival features free and low-cost programs celebrating reading, authors, discussion, and published literature. As New York City’s largest free literary festival, the show presents programs that are hip, smart, diverse, and inclusive. The festival presents challenging, engaging, and thoughtful programming in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, youth, and children literature. Other cartoonists you can find at this year’s show include Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night, Drawn and Quarterly, 2019), MariNaomi (Gravity’s Pull, Graphic Universe, 2019), Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea, Candlewick, 2019), and Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, Silver Sproket, 2016).

Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley ’09 is the creator of many memoir graphic novels, covering her history with food, her wedding, and most recently, her pregnancy and giving birth. Her food memoir, Relish, was a New York Times bestseller!

Melanie Gillman

Melanie Gillman ’12 first volume of As the Crow Flies has received multiple awards, including the American Library Association Stonewall Honor Award. Their next book, Stage Dreams, a lesbian western romance graphic novel, will be available in September from Lerner/Graphic Universe.