From publicity: “[Graphic novels] can make historical moments accessible and display human emotions that easily get lost in translation in prose. That’s to say it’s not all superheroes and monsters: There’s a whole wide world of literary graphic novels and memoirs to explore.”
Myriam Steinberg wrote her first graphic novel, with illustrations by Christache about deciding to conceive a child on her own at the age of forty. Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility (Page Two Books, 2021) traces Steinberg’s tumultuous and at times heart-breaking journey through several miscarriages to at last giving birth to twins. It won a 2021 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in the non-fiction category, the Independent Publishers (IPPY) Award’s gold medal for graphic novels, and is a finalist for the Foreword Indies Award. Catalogue Baby is also on the American Library Association’s list for best graphic novels 2021.
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