14 Aug 2016

Best-selling graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 14 August 2016
Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier Photo: supplied

This is a Golden Age for Graphic novels - and leading the charge in America is Raina Telgemeier who's hit the New York Times bestseller list with several of her novels. The San Francisco-based author and illustrator has won two coveted Eisner Awards, and her titles include Sisters, Smile and most recently Ghosts, about a girl whose sister has cystic fibrosis.

Raina is a guest speaker at the 'International Board on Books for Young People' Congress, being held in Auckland this week.

Lynn Freeman asks her if the pictures or words come first when she's working on graphic novels.

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