A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return, a graphic novel written and illustrated by Zeina Abirached and published in 2012 by Graphic Universe, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, has been named a 2013 Batchelder Honor Book. The book was originally published in French by Editions Cambourakis in 2007 and translated into English by Edward Gauvin.
In the last 24 hours, I’ve met a whole lotta new colleagues in the book publishing industry. I’ve talked with people from New Haven and New York, from Kansas City and from St. Paul. I’ve spoken with publishing people from Frankfurt and Amsterdam, from Denmark, Beirut and Qatar.
Such is the international mind-melding going on at the Yale Publishing Course. Take 100 or so folks from all over the world, bring them and their questions about the future of the industry and their part in it into one lovely conference center on the campus of one prestigious university.