Library of Congress

National Book Festival

While Hope Larson was attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she was discovered by comic artist and theorist Scott McCloud, who encouraged her to create comics. She was soon invited to the webcomics anthology site Girlmatic and produced her first professional comic, a web serial called “I Was There & Just Returned.” Her 2008 book, “Chiggers,” is a graphic novel about “nerdy teenaged girls.” Larson will appear with Anita Silvey and Leonard Marcus in a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic fantasy tale “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Hope Larson

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