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National Book Festival

Jules Feiffer has had a remarkable legacy, putting in more than 50 years of work in a variety of creative roles as a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children’s book author and illustrator. Feiffer first entered the scene as a cartoonist and gained traction when his editorial strips were featured in The Village Voice, where they ran for 42 years, eventually earning him a Pulitzer Prize. Feiffer has left his mark in the world of illustration, writing and film, and his talents have been recognized by prestigious awards and honors over the years, including a George Polk Award for his cartoons, an Academy Award for the animation of his cartoon satire, “Munro,” and Lifetime Achievement awards from the Writers Guild of America and the National Cartoonist Society. Feiffer continues to evolve, and his sketches have delighted and intrigued audiences of all ages, as his focus now includes writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. His newest picture book, “Rupert Can Dance” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), tells the story of Rupert the cat’s secret love of dancing. Feiffer currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Jules Feiffer

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