Book Brahmin: Nate Powell
Nate Powell is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Swallow Me Whole (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; 2009 Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel; and an Ignatz Award winner). His latest book as illustrator, The Silence of Our Friends (First Second, January 17, 2012), has been called "powerful" by Booklist and "fearless" by Shelf Awareness. He is working with author Cecil Castellucci on an illustrated novel for Roaring Brook Press. Powell lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife and a very new baby.