The Listener graphic novel by David Lester has been nominated for ForeWord Reviews’ “2011 Book Of The Year Award” in the graphic novel category. ForeWord Reviews is a U.S.-based magazine primarily for librarians and booksellers and focuses on small and independent publishers. The winners are announced at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Anaheim, CA on June 23, 2012.
The Listener is published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing (Winnipeg, MB), a press co-founded by John K. Samson of the band The Weakerthans.
David Lester lives in Vancouver, Canada and is the guitarist in underground rock duo Mecca Normal, who are currently working on a new album of songs.
The Listener contrasts the true story of the 1933 election that brought Hitler to power with the fictional death of a political activist.
Here is this list of nominees in the Graphic Novel Category:
¦ The Listener by David Lester (Arbeiter Ring Publishing)
¦ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (The Porcupine’s Quill)
¦ Anne Steelyard, The Garden of Emptiness by Barbara Hambly (Penny-Farthing Press)
¦ Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand by Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl (Archaia Entertainment)
¦ Lost Trail by Donn Fendler, with Lynn Plourde (Down East Books)
¦ Rust by Royden Lepp (Archaia Entertainment)