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Guy Delisle launches HOSTAGE with Simon Ostrovsky

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. He’ll be interviewed by Simon Ostrovsky, investigative reporter at CNN.

Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Guy Delisle’s appearance is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

Simon Ostrovsky is a lauded investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker who was kidnapped by militants in eastern Ukraine in 2014, and held captive for three days. Known for his work with HBO, the BBC, AJE, and the development of VICE News’ signature documentary style, Ostrovsky now serves as an investigative reporter at CNN.

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