Leanne Shapton is on tour for the D+Q reissue of her 2006 illustrated-book-cum-graphic-novel Was She Pretty? and tonite is Toronto’s turn:
PHANTOM EXES & INTIMATE LIAISONS
Leanne Shapton launches Was She Pretty? in conversation with Sheila Heti > FEB 6
New York-based illustrator, author, and publisher Leanne Shapton returns to Toronto to launch the new Drawn & Quarterly edition of her modern classic Was She Pretty? A work of unsurpassed originality, Was She Pretty? brings the reader deep into a circle of phantom exes, complete with intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton is the author of six books, including the art books Native Trees of Canada and Sunday Night Movies. She won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for her memoir Swimming Studies and most recently, in 2014 she co-authored Women in Clothes alongside Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits.
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Saturday, February 6 > 7:30pm-9:30pm