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Drawn & Quarterly
August 22, 2023
6.05 X 8.36 X 0.92 inches | 1.39 pounds
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About the Author
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was born in Goheung in Jeolla Province. She has cartooned the graphic novels Grass, The Waiting, La saison des pluies, Jiseul, Jun, The Naked Tree, and Alexandra Kim, a Woman of Siberia; the autobiographical comic The Song of My Father; the three-volume children's comic Coquinette; the picture books The Baby Hanyeo Okrang Goes to Dokdo and A Day with My Grandpa; and the children's book My Mother Kang Geumsun. Grass (Drawn & Quarterly, 2019) appeared on Best of the Year lists from the New York Times and the Guardian, and received the Cartoonist Studio Prize for the Best Print Comic of the Year, the Big Other Book Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2019, the Harvey Award for Best International Book, and the Krause Essay Prize in 2020.
Janet Hong is a writer and translator based in Vancouver, Canada. She won the TA First Translation Prize and the 16th LTI Korea Translation Award for her translation of Han Yujoo's The Impossible Fairy Tale, which was a finalist for both the PEN Translation Prize and the National Translation Award, and longlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award. She has translated Ha Seong-nan's Flowers of Mold, Ancco's Bad Friends, and Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's Grass.
"The artist's stark brushstrokes and narrative masterstrokes make an affecting combination, as hope and heartbreak span generations."--Washington Post"Keum takes the reader inside some of the human heart's most inaccessible chambers, places that are all but closed to most visitors."--Guardian "Another stunning masterpiece."--Booklist