A graphic novel is a narrative work of fiction or non-fiction in which the story is conveyed to the reader using images arranged in sequential form such as the traditional comic form. Integrated or incidental text may be incorporated in the work, but a graphic novel is, by definition, a visual work rather than an illustrated text-driven novel. (Pa Center for the Book)
Memoir in an impressive array of styles makes up the bulk of this year’s top 10 graphic novels published for adults, reviewed in Booklist between July, 2020, and June, 2021, but you’ll find plenty of sharp fiction, expansive nonfiction, and one superb adaptation of a beloved classic, as well.
Awarded July 23, 2021
Sponsored by Penn State's University Libraries and administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize is presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. or Canadian citizen or resident. April 2021.
October 5, 2020