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Candlewick Press To Publish Gareth Hinds’ Graphic Novel Adaptation of The Iliad

Rage. Sing to Me, O Muse, of the Rage of Achilles…. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer’s legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation — a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork — renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer’s epic.

Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. Gareth Hinds spent two and a half years creating his adaptation of The Iliad, which features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer’s epic. Hinds regularly tours schools to speak with students about why the classics he’s adopted — including Beowulf, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth — remain relevant and timely.

Candlewick Books will publish Garth Hinds adaption of The Iliad on March 12, 2019, inviting readers of all ages to experience this timeless tale of friendship, love and war like never before. Hinds will be making appearances at bookstores and conferences throughout the year:


3/4 – Left Bank Books, St. Louis MO

3/12 – Politics & Prose, Washington DC (official launch)

3/13 – The Curious Iguana (at Delaplaine Arts Center), Frederick MD

3/15 – Local Launch Party 7:30pm at Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville MD

3/18 – Takoma Park, MD Library

5/18 – Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg MD

3/21 – Bank Street Books

3/24 – An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA

3/25 – Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA

4/13-4/14 – LA Times Festival of Books

4/27 – Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley CA (with Pamela Turner)

5/1 – Books Inc., Mountain View CA

5/2 – Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

5/3 – Hicklebee’s Books – San Jose, CA


2/28-3/1 – Write To Learn, Osage Beach MO

4/4 – State of MD Literacy Association – Baltimore MD

4/17 – Texas Library Association – Austin TX

7/6-7/7 – Nerd Camp MI

11/22-11/24 – NCTE, Baltimore MD

The Iliad