Thursday, April 20, 2017
The work of acclaimed author and illustrator Alison Bechdel
explores themes of gender bias, homosexuality, and family relationships. She is best known as the creator of the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For
, and the 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
, which garnered critical and commercial success and has since been adapted as a Tony Award-winning musical. Bechdel is a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award. Her most recent book is the graphic memoir Are You My Mother?
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Looking for Alaska, for which he received the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award; An Abundance of Katherines; and Paper Towns, for which he received a 2009 Edgar Award. His sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2012, and was followed by a hit film adaptation starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. In 2014, Time Magazine named Green to its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.