French author Julie Maroh in Toronto – Dec 5-7, 2013 [fr]

Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color, which was adapted into the award-winning feature film La Vie d’Adèle by Abdellatif Kechiche, will be in Toronto from December 5 to 7, 2013 to present Blue Is the Warmest Color and her last comic Skandalon. She will take part in presentations, discussions and signings at the Toronto French Book Fair on December 4 to 7, 2013 at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).
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As part of the release of the English translation of her book Le bleu est une couleur chaude published by the Canadian publisher Arsenal Pulp Press, Julie Maroh will talk about her book and be part of a Q&A session, followed by a book signing on Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 PM at The Central (603 Markham Street). This event is presented by Arsenal Pulp Press and The Beguiling, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

Meet with Julie Maroh:

Thursday, December 5, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM
at The Central - 603 Markham Street
Presentation of Blue Is the Warmest Color, Q&A session and book signing

Friday, December 6 6:00PM
As part of the Toronto French Book Fair at the Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge Street
Discussion in French about Skandalon with CBC presenter Sylvie-Anne Jeanson

Saturday, December 7 6:00PM
As part of the Toronto French Book Fair at the Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge Street
Discussion in French about Blue Is the Warmest Color with CBC presenter Sylvie-Anne Jeanson

About Julie Maroh

Born in 1985 in Lens (France), Julie Maroh graduated in Visual Arts from the Institut Saint-Luc and in lithography and engraving from the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Belgium). First published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude by Glénat in 2010, Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe’s largest. The book has then been adapted into a feature film by Abdellatif Kechiche as La Vie d’Adèle, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Julie Maroh’s second comic Skandalon has been published in France in September 2013.

About Blue Is the Warmest Color

Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity.

Vividly illustrated and beautifully told, Blue Is the Warmest Color is a brilliant, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love. It is a lesbian love story that crackles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and desire.


For more information: http://www.salondulivredetoronto.ca/

Last modified on 13/12/2013

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