New Award Celebrates the Best in Graphic Fiction


This summer, the Edinburgh International Book Festival has promised to focus on comics like never before. The programme will be announced in three weeks’ time – in the meantime, we’re keeping shtum – but we can report another exciting development.

To coincide with the festival’s programme of graphic novel events, “Stripped”, Graphic Scotland has announced a brand new graphic novel prize. The inaugural 9th Art Award will be given to the best English language graphic novel published between May 2012 and July 2013, and will be presented at a ceremony held during the festival.

The prize will be judged by Paul Gravett, Hannah McGill, Adrian Searle, Mary Talbot and Chair of Graphic Scotland John McShane.

Keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the festival by following @StrippedFest and @edbookfest. Updates on the 9th Art Prize will be posted by @9thArtAward.


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