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D+Q acquires Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s next book

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D+Q announces the followup to the award-winning breakout graphic novel GRASS. Immediately after winning the Harvey Award for Best International Book, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass has received the prestigious Krause Essay Prize from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program.

 

 

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and Janet Hong accept the Harvey Award

THE WAITING by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Fall 2021

D+Q announces the followup to the award-winning breakout graphic novel GRASS

Immediately after winning the Harvey Award for Best International Book, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass has received the prestigious Krause Essay Prize from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program

Hailed by critics and the public alike as a groundbreaking work, Grass is 2019’s most lauded translated comic. After appearing on best of the year lists from the New York Times, The Guardian, Library Journal, and others, Grass earned the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize in addition to the Harvey Award, the aforementioned Krause Essay Prize, and nominations for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, three Eisner Awards, Believer Book Award, Ringo Award, YALSA Alex Award, and YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. 

 

“I couldn’t be happier with the reception for Grass. When I first saw this book, I realized how little I knew about World War II outside of a North American/Eurocentric point of view. Gendry-Kim tells the story of Granny Lee Ok-sun sympathetically and Granny shows a great deal of candor in describing a very difficult life. The fact that something like ‘comfort women’ even existed is truly one the greatest horrors of war,” stated Tom Devlin, acquiring editor. “I’m thrilled that Gendry-Kim’s follow-up, The Waiting, again sheds light on something Westerners know little about—in this case, she tells a story based on her mother’s experience during the Korean War, showing how many families were split apart, and have remained stranded on either side of the 38th parallel since 1950.”

From The Waiting

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