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POSY SIMMONDS & IAN McEWAN


The Business Of Books: Is the book industry ill-serving both writers and readers - and writing all a publishers’ game? How does a literary novel find its way out - from the threat of the blank page, through the slush pile, the blockbuster 3 for 2’s and the literary prize judging panels? Award-winning illustrator and cartoonist, Posy Simmonds is best known for the satirical strip she writes for The Guardian. Her graphic novels include True Love and Fred, the film version of which was nominated for an Oscar. Her most recent book is Literary Life. Ian McEwan has won numerous awards and prizes, from the Booker to the Whitbread, for books including The Child in Time and most recently, Atonement. Several of his books have been translated into film and McEwan has also written several plays and scripts for television.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2003


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"When the event was over the audience was left wanting more."
Liban Diriye

"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

"...some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the ICA in London for a unique test of creativity and endurance: a 24-hour comic marathon, during which each artist was challenged to create a spontaneous 24-page story."
The New Statesman

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
BBC Collective

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
Ninthart

"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"The ICA treats comics the way they should be: as contemporary art."
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