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Graphic Lit

from the February 2015 issue

A Whim of the Gods

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From La Fantaisie des Dieux: Rwanda 1994. ©Editions des Arènes, Paris, 2014. By arrangement with the publisher. Translation © 2015 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.



Hippolyte is a graphic novelist. He is best known as the author of Dracula (Glénat), Le maître de Ballantrae (Denoël Graphic), Minik (Aire Libre, Dupuis) and Les ombres (Phébus).

Patrick de Saint-Exupéry

Patrick de Saint-Exupéry was an international reporter for Le Figaro. He covered the events in Rwanda and became a highly regarded writer on the subject. In 2004 he published L'inavouable La France au Rwanda, a book on France's involvement in the genocide, which sold over 20,000 copies. He returned with Hippolyte in 2013 to write La fantaisie des Dieux.

Translated from French by Edward Gauvin

Edward Gauvin has received prizes, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright program, Ledig House, 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 TimesHarper'sTin House, and Subtropics. The translator of more than 250 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Bordersand has written on the Francophone fantastic at Weird Fiction Review. In Spring 2019, he will be teaching at the 5th annual Bread Loaf Translators’ ConferencePhoto credit: Quitterie de Fomervault-Bernard © 2016.
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