Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will be appearing at Berkley’s Central Library on January 14 to discuss his recent work. Yang is a two-time National Book Award nominee who resides in the Bay Area. His 2006 publication, American Born Chinese, was a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category. The book also won a number of honors that including an Eisner, the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, and Publisher Weekly’s Best Comic of the Year.
During his appearance he’ll be talking about his 2013 publication Boxers and Saints. The title is two companion graphic novels that explore the lives of two children from the same Chinese village and uses the setting of the Boxer Rebellion to dismantle the complicated definitions behind what makes someone good or bad. The title was welcomed with critical acclaim in 2013 and has made it onto a number of year end lists (incuding: Kotaku, Comic Book Resources, New York Times).
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Street in Berkeley.