Brothers of the Gun Book Tour

Brothers of the Gun as 82 illustrations, the same number as Goya’s Disasters of War

This spring, Molly and Marwan will be touring physically and by video link to meet readers of Brothers of the Gun, the book they created together that One World/Penguin Random House will publish on May 15.


May 15:

 Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Public Library will host a conversation with Molly (in-person) and Marwan (joining by video link), and Sinan Antoon. There will also be an accompanying art exhibition, Syria in Ink, opening that night. Free, with reservations requested.


Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch – 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

May 17:

Los Angeles, California

Molly will talk about “Creating Beauty to Resist” with Ece Temelkuran at UCLA’s International Institute at 2pm,

Later this day Molly will talk at the Last Bookstore with Los Angeles Times journalist Matt Pearce at 7:30pm (seats can be reserved).

Last Bookstore RSVP:

UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies – 10383 Bunche Hall
The Last Bookstore – 453 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA

May 18:

San Francisco, California

Molly will appear in person for a conversation with Marwan, joining by video link, at the Bindery, the Booksmith’s new event space, at 7:30pm.


The Bindery – 1727 Haight St. San Francisco, CA

May 20:

Portland, Oregon

Molly will be in conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Misfit’s Manifesto, at Powell’s (main location), at 7:30pm.

Powell’s City of Books – 1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR.

May 21:

Seattle, Washington

Molly will appear in person for a conversation with Marwan, joining by video link, at Elliott Bay Book Company, at 7:00pm.


The Elliot Bay Book Company – 1521 10th Ave. Seattle, WA

May 24:

New York, New York

Molly will be in conversation with Alexis Okeowo, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, at the Strand, as part of PEN’s Out Loud event series, at 7:00pm (admission details are here).

Buy Tickets:

Strand Bookstore – 828 Broadway, New York, NY

May 25:

Washington D.C.

Molly will be in conversation with Latoya Peterson at East City Bookshop, at 6:30pm and reservations are requested.


East City Bookshop – 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC

May 29:

London, UK

Molly will appear in person for a conversation with Marwan, joining by video link, and Paul Mason at the Human Rights Action Center at 18:30.


Human Rights Action Center – 17-25 New Inn Yard, London

May 31:

Paris, France

Molly will appear in person for a conversation with Adam Biles. Marwan will be joining by video link at Shakespeare and Co. at 7:00 pm.


Shakespeare & co. – 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris, France

June 12:

Boston, Massachusets.

Molly will appear in conversation with Jonathan Guyer at Harvard Book Store at 7:00 pm.



1256 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 

Bookstores hosting events will have specially signed bookplates by Marwan (limited quantities, while they last), and Molly will be signing copies as well–– to order a signed copy, contact the bookstore directly before the event.


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    About Molly:
    Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. She is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun, (with Marwan Hisham). Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, and more. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the United States Library of Congress and the New York Historical Society.


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