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Gareth Hinds

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
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Gareth Hinds is well-known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of classic literature, including Beowulf (a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (one of Booklist’s top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (“the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation, Kirkus), The Odyssey (four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet ( “spellbinding”) and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”).

In his latest graphic novel adaptation, Hinds delves into Homer’s epic The Iliad –reimagining this ancient tale of love, loss, war and glory. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad is not just the greatest war story of all time but an epic, an immortal clash, governed by the hubris of man and god alike.

In this stunning graphic novel adaptation, renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds breathes new life into Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome.

This companion volume to Hinds’s award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey is thoroughly researched and artfully rendered, complete with notes, maps, and a character key that makes the story more easily understandable to modern readers, creating what National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang called “a Herculean effort worthy of the original.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a master about the challenges and opportunities of adapting and illustrating The Iliad

Earlier Event: April 28
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