Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Book Tour Continues – LONDON – PARIS – ISTANBUL

London –  May 29th – Amnesty International UK

In partnership with Amnesty International UK,  Molly and Marwan – appearing by video link, will be joined in conversation with journalist Paul Mason. The event will be held at the Human Rights Action Center at 17-25 New Inn Yard, starting at 18:30. RSVP is highly encouraged as seats are filling up fast.

 

Paris – May 31st – Shakespeare & Co.

Molly will return to the venerable Shakespeare & Co. on May 31st at 7:00 pm to speak about Brothers of the Gun with Marwan who will be joining in by video link. RSVPs are highly encouraged. Shakespeare & Co. is located at 37 Rue de la Bûcherie right off the Seine.

 

ISTANBUL – June 3rd – Bant Mag Havuz / Bina

Bant Magazine has put together an exhibition of  Molly’s ink illustrations that will be on display in their Bant Mag Havuz/Bina at Caferaga mah. Kadife sok. 26 Kadıköy until June 15th. On June 3rd at 17:00 Molly and Marwan will talk about Brothers of the Gun together in person (for the first time during the tour). The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A. RSVP encouraged

Molly Crabapple in Seattle, The Book Tour, Media + More

In the Pacific Northwest?  Molly is talking with Lidia Yuknavitch (The Book of Joan, The Misfit’s Manifesto) Sunday at Powell’s at 7:30pm, and the event tops The Portland Mercury’s list of ways to enjoy the arts this week.

Monday night, Molly will be in Seattle in conversation with co-author Marwan Hisham, who will join by video conference at the legendary Elliott Bay Book Company at 7pm. The Seattle Review of Books asked Molly what she’s currently reading.

Thursday, back in New York, Molly will be in conversation with Alexis Okeowo, winner of the 2018 PEN Open Book Award for A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa, at the Strand, as part of PEN’s Out Loud event series, at 7:00pm. Admission details are here.

On Friday, May 25, Molly will be in DC, in conversation with Latoya Peterson, deputy editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, at East City Book Shop at 7:30pm, and details are here.

For details on upcoming London, Paris, and Boston appearances, click here, and all tour bookstores have signed copies in stock.

A few great clips from this week’s launch in the U.S. that we’d like to share with you:

  • Molly Crabapple on Using Art to Expose Injustice from Syria to Guantánamo to Puerto Rico [Democracy Now]
  • A Searing Memoir Recalls How Syria’s Civil War Tore Apart Three Friends [Mother Jones]
  • 15 Books You Should Read This May: Memoirs, Mothers, Crumbling Empires, and More [Literary Hub]

Syria in Ink” an exhibition of art from Brothers of the Gun is on exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library until June 30.

Need a copy of the book? Order a signed copy from a tour bookstore, or click here

May 15: Brothers of the Gun Book Launch

We are honored to announce that Molly’s second book, a collaboration with Syrian author and journalist Marwan Hisham is out today, May 15th. You can order copies here or from amazon or your local bookstore or anywhere books are sold.

On Tuesday we’re joining forces with the Brooklyn Public Library to celebrate the release of Brothers of the Gun, and the start of their corresponding show, ‘Syria In Ink‘ an exhibition of the paintings from the book.  This will also be the start of Molly’s book tour for Brothers of the Gun which will have her visiting LASan FranciscoPortlandSeattleNew YorkWashington DCLondonParis, and Boston. (Full details here).

poster in the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch lobby

The event and installation will be at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at 10 Grand Army Plaza.

We will start he evening at 7:30 pm with an Author Talk. Molly will be joined in conversation by the renowned and poet, novelist, translator and scholar Sinan Antoon.  They will speak about the subjects covered in Brothers of the Gun and the process behind its creation.

An audio tour will also be available to visitors that presents author Marwan Hisham’s stories behind the images and in his own voice.

Molly flips through the pages of Brothers of the Gun

Syria In Ink will be on display in the Brooklyn Public Library through June 30th

Democracy Now: Interviews with Molly and Marwan

Democracy Now interviewed Molly and Marwan in regards to Brothers of the Gun (out this Tuesday May 15th). 

The interview is in three parts:

Part 1: Coming of Age in the Syrian War: Memoir by Journalist Marwan Hisham & Illustrator Molly Crabapple

Part 2: Syrian Journalist: U.S., Russia, Iran and Turkey Helped Destroy Syria, Now They Must Help Fix It

Part 3: Molly Crabapple on Using Art to Expose Injustice from Syria to Guantánamo to Puerto Rico

3AM Magazine – No Victor But God

Molly has a new essay out in 3am Magazine charting the Arabic influences in the formation of Puerto Rico.

There is no victor but God. This calligraphy (copied, unread, from the Nasirids’ Alhambra, brought over, un-comprehended, as decoration for a French restaurant on a hurricane-gutted island) might just be the best epitaph for our age. Who wins, really, in the end?…  Who built the thing that lasts? Or are the winners merely those who find their most cherished mottos repurposed as ornament, in glazes of blue and emerald, glazed over by bored tourists’ eyes?

Full article here.