Riad Sattouf is a bestselling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris. A comic book artist who used to work at Charlie Hebdo, Sattouf is now a weekly columnist for l’Obs. His first graphic novel The Arab of the Future – to be published in English on 7 April, translated by Sam Taylor – tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf’s childhood, spent in the shadow of Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father. The Arab of the Future received the prestigious Fauve d’Or prize at the 2015 Angoulême festival.
Riad Sattouf will be in conversation with cartoonist Posy Simmonds, whom he holds in high regard. Chaired by Rachel Cooke, journalist at The Guardian.
Wed 6 Apr 7.00pm | £8, conc. £6 | in English
Followed by a book signing
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