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David Lester’s The Listener up for award

art from David Lester's The Listener

Vancouver musician nominated for first graphic novel

– by Tania Chandler

David Lester‘s The Listener has been nominated for ForeWord Reviews’ 2011 Book of the Year in the graphic novel category.

Contrasting the stories of a true 1933 election with a fictional political death in 2010, the book weaves a tale of one of the world’s most tragic acts of spin-doctoring – a story about complacency, art, power, and murder.

Lester is the guitarist in Vancouver-based rock duo Mecca Normal, who are currently working on a new album, so keep your ears out for that as well.

Other contenders in ForeWord Reviews‘ graphic novel category are:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (The Porcupine’s Tale)
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)

ForeWord Reviews is a U.S.-based magazine, focusing mainly on small and independent publishers. Award winners will be announced at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Anaheim, California, on June 23, 2012.

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