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Library News Release

Release Date: 09/07/2011

Graphic novelist Craig Thompson discusses 'Habibi' at The Seattle Public Library Oct. 5

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Craig Thompson will discuss his work and show illustrations from his latest graphic novel, "Habibi," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


"Habibi" (meaning beloved) tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance and by the love that grows between them.

Thompson's other graphic novels include "Good-bye, Chunky Rice" and "Blankets," which won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly 20 languages. He lives in Portland, Ore.


This event is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with Fantagraphics Books. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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