The Drunken Soldier
Sunday 21 October
11h00 Salle des fêtes
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixthfestival in style.
Nick Hayes is an illustrator, printmaker, political cartoonist (for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Literary Review) and graphic novelist.
19, 20 & 21 October 2018
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
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His books have been translated into German and French and he has appeared at several festivals, including the Edinburgh Book Festival, where he has spoken and run cartooning and comic workshops.
He will present his latest book: The Drunken Sailor. It traces the life of the French poet, surrealist and gun runner, Arthur Rimbaud, following him from his childhood in the Ardennes to the absinthe-soaked hedonism of the Parisian gay and literary scenes, to his flight to Egypt, Yemen and Indonesia. It is told entirely in Rimbaud's own words, drawn from a new translation of his classic poem, Le Bateau Ivre, accompanied by green-hued illustrations which "have a breathtaking punch to them"(The Scottish Herald) and offer "a ribald beauty you find only rarely between hard covers"(The Guardian).
Nick is the author of three other books: The Rime of the Modern Mariner, a graphic retelling of Coleridge's famous poem, Woody Guthrie and the Dustbowl Ballards,a visual biography of the American folk singer and Cormorance, a sensitive and uplifting exploration of two childhoods overshadowed by bereavement. He is also the founding editor of ‘Meat” magazine, a periodical showcasing new writing, comics and illustration and he has won two Guardian Media awards.