by Xavier Delaporte and Richard Marazano
Translated by Edward Gauvin
From Chaabi (Paris: Futuropolis, 2007). By arrangement with the publisher. Translation copyright 2008 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.
Xavier DelaporteXavier Delaporte
Xavier Delaporte was born in 1967 and lives in Savoy. His first graphic novel, Chaabi, with text by Richard Marazano, was published by Futuropolis in 2007.
Richard MarazanoRichard Marazano
Richard Marazano was born in 1971. He lives in the suburbs of Paris. He studied physics and astrophysics before launching his writing career. His books include Zéro absolu drawn by Christophe Bec (3 volumes, Soleil, 1997)); 2000: Dusk, drawn by Christian de Metter (Les Humanoïdes Associés, 2000); Le Bataillon des lâches (Editions Carabas, 2000); the first volume of Cuervos, drawn by Michel Durand (Glénat, 2003). He received the prize for the best scenario at the Angouleme Festival in 2004 and the prize for the best cartoon adapted for the cinema at the Cinema and Literature Festival in Monaco in 2006. In 2007 he published Genetiks, drawn by Jean-Michel Ponzio (Futuropolis); Le complexe du chimpanzé, also drawn by Jean-Michel Ponzio (Dargaud); and Chaabi, drawn by Xavier Delaporte (Futuropolis).
Translated from FrenchFrench by Edward GauvinEdward Gauvin
Two-time winner of the John Dryden Translation prize, Edward Gauvin has received fellowships and residencies from PEN America, the NEA, the Fulbright program, the Lannan Foundation, the French Embassy, and Ledig House. His translations include Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud’s selected stories, A Life on Paper (Small Beer, 2010), winner of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and Jean Ferry's Conductor and Other Tales (Wakefield, 2013), a French-American Foundation Translation Prize finalist. Other translations have appeared in the New York Times, Subtropics, Tin House, Conjunctions, and The Southern Review. The translator of more than 150 graphic novels, he is the contributing editor for Francophone comics at Words without Borders, and a regular columnist on the Francophone fantastic for Weird Fiction Review.
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