Acting Class | Granta

  • Published: 01/01/1970
  • ISBN: 9781783788392
  • Granta Books
  • 256 pages

Acting Class

Nick Drnaso

From the Booker-nominated author of Sabrina: an immersive and moving new graphic novel about alienation and connection, performance and fantasy

The highly anticipated third graphic novel from the Booker- and Orwell Prize-nominated author of Sabrina follows ten strangers who meet at a free acting class led by a mysterious teacher. The lessons are strange and elliptical, and resonate in unexpected ways with what each participant is experiencing in their daily lives. With each session, their bond to one another grows deeper as the outside world seems to fall away.

Nick Drnaso's Sabrina is the best book - in any medium - I have read about our current moment. It is a masterpiece, beautifully written and drawn, possessing all the political power of a polemic and yet simultaneously all the delicacy of truly great art. It scared me. I loved it.

Zadie Smith

The Author

Winner of the Prix Revelation at Angouleme 2018, Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 in Palos Hills, Illinois. His debut graphic novel, Beverly, received the LA Times Book prize for Best Graphic Novel. He has contributed to several comics anthologies and has been nominated for three Ignatz Awards. Drnaso lives in Chicago, where he works as a cartoonist and illustrator.

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