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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Graphic Novel!


We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Graphic Novel.

All the books below are linked to their respective pages at Bookshop. Visit the Big Other Shop there, where you can find the list of finalists in its entirety.

Without further ado, here are the finalists for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Graphic Novel:

Nina Bunjevac’s Bezimena (Fantagraphics)

Eleanor Davis’s The Hard Tomorrow (Drawn and Quarterly)

Michael DeForge’s Leaving Richard’s Valley (Drawn and Quarterly)

Ana Galvañ’s Press Enter to Continue (Fantagraphics), translated by Jamie Richards

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass (Drawn and Quarterly), translated by Janet Hong

Luke Healy’s Americana (And the Act of Getting Over It.) (Nobrow)

Kate Lacour’s Vivisectionary (Fantagraphics)

Paco Roca’s The House (Fantagraphics), translated by Andrea Rosenberg

Frank Santoro’s Pittsburgh (New York Review of Comics)

Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown (Pantheon Books)


  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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