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July 21, 2011

D+Q Announces Next Guy Delisle Book: Jerusalem


Drawn and Quarterly's Editor-In-Chief and Publisher Chris Oliveros announced today that his company has acquired world English rights to Jerusalem: Chronicles From The Holy City, a graphic novel memoir from Guy Delisle. The book details the day to day life in Israel within the context of the conflicts that rock the area, based on the year the acclaimed cartoonist spent with his family in East Jerusalem.

The first printing will be 30,000 and will come out in North American during the Spring 2012 season. The French-language edition will be released by Delcourt's "Shampooing" imprint headed up by Lewis Trondheim. UK rights were secured through Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Literary Agency by Dan Franklin at Jonathan Cape.

D+Q has published English-language edition of Delisle's Pyongyang, Shenzhen and Burma Chronicles, selling over 60,000 copies of those books collectively. Pyongyang was the company's fastest seller in a first printing.

Says Oliveros: "Jerusalem: Chronicles From The Holy City powerfully captures the conflict of the Gaza War, a three-week long military strike that resulted in over 1000 Palestinian deaths, while also showcasing olive gardens, check points and the architecture of the region. There has never been a book like it and it will surely become a handbook on the region much like Guy's Pyongyang is for North Korea."
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