From Les Mohamed by Jérôme Ruillier. © 2011 by Editions Sarbacane. Rights arranged through Nicolas Grivel with the agreement of Sylvain Coissard Agency. All rights reserved.
Jérôme Ruillier was born in 1966 in Madagascar and raised in France. His work has been published by Le Pommier, Biblboquet and Autrement Jeunesse. He lives with his wife and two children near Grenoble (France), where he pursues his two interests: mountain climbing and illustration.
Translated from French by Edward Gauvin
Edward Gauvin has received fellowships and residencies from PEN America, the NEA, the Fulbright program, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has won the John Dryden Translation prize and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the French-American Foundation and Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prizes. Other publications have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Subtropics, World Literature Today, and Weird Fiction Review. The translator of almost 200 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Borders.
Photo credit: Vince Passaro