Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
Paperback $29.99 - Penguin Group USA
Display & Gift Books - Published: 1/Feb/2016 - ISBN: 9780143127314
Why do we go to book readings? For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving to be the brilliant, witty people we catch glimpses of through their work. Illustrator Kate Gavino captures the wonder of this experience firsthand. At every reading she attends, Kate hand-letters the event's most memorable quote alongside a charming portrait of the author. In Last Night's Reading, Kate takes us on her journey through the literary world, sharing illustrated insight from more than one hundred of today's greatest writers - including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Lev Grossman, Elizabeth Gilbert, and many more - on topics ranging from friendship and humor to creativity and identity. A celebration of authors, reading, and bookstores, this delightful collection is an advice book like no other and a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close and personal.
'If you can't be there in person, the best way to appreciate a great reading is Kate Gavino's Tumblr, Last Night's Reading. Instead of putting together a lengthy play-by-play of the event she witnessed, Gavino records the best quote, and accompanies it with a colorful sketch of the author. It sounds simple, but the results are striking and unforgettable.' Jason Diamond, Flavorwire
'Kate Gavino is the unofficial chronicler of the New York literary scene.' Brooklyn Magazine
'So think of Last Night's Reading as cliff notes for the book reading circuit, but way cooler.' Women You Should Know
'Funny, deep, insightful and maybe even life-changing illustrations.' Brit + Co
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