We’ll have visual essayist Serena Katt here on Thursday May 9th, 7-9 pm to celebrate the release of her new graphic novel from Jonathan Cape, Sunday’s Child.
Serena is an illustrator and artist whose work often examines the counterpoint to prevailing narratives, from the political to the personal. With her debut graphic novel, Sunday’s Child, she casts her eye close to home with the story of her grandfather, in a story expanded from an award-winning piece done during her final year at the Royal College of Art.
“Serena Katt’s grandfather, whom she knew as Opa, was a ‘Sunday’s Child’, one of the lucky ones for whom everything always went right. Opa left a brief account of his childhood and teenage years, but it is opaque, a story of prizes won and boyish adventures. In Sunday’s Child, Serena Katt interrogates Opa’s version of his life. Was it really so innocent? Did he really not know what the Nazis were doing?“
Serena will be here from 7-9 pm on Thursday the 9th May, so don’t miss the chance to meet this exciting new storytelling voice!
If you can’t make it, you can pre-order a signed copy for collection or mail order here.