The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia in the 2016 Literary Calendar
The Literary Calendar is The Guardian‘s annual listing of essential reading. Our next book is the only graphic novel to be included. Unfortunately it’s in the wrong month (June, not May) and is erroneously listed as fiction!
It’s also listed in The Irish Times as one of the “Books to look out for in 2016” – and they did get the category and month right! Again, it’s the only graphic novel that’s featured. Arminta Wallace says:
Husband-and-wife graphic novelists Bryan and Mary Talbot follow their Costa-winning study of Lucia Joyce (Dotter of her Father’s Eyes) with the equally offbeat The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia (Jonathan Cape, May). The subject is Louise Michel, an anarchist-feminist who fought on the barricades in 1871.