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March 4, 2009

Swallow Me Whole Nominated for LA Times Prize

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Congratulations to Nate Powell for earning a prestigious nomination for a Los Angeles Times book award. Nate's book Swallow Me Whole is one of five books to earn the distinction in the Young Adult Fiction category, and with the nomination, Nate joins an illustrious and select group: The last graphic novel to be nominated for a book award by the Times was Maus in 1992.

Swallow Me Whole is one of those amazing, haunting books that stick with you long after you've turned the last page. Days after I finished it, I was still thinking about the characters and their bizarre story line. The book is so powerfully done that it's hard to forget. (Read the GNR interview with Nate here.)

Well done, Nate. The nomination (and hopefully the win) is truly well deserved.