Join us for a conversation and a live drawing with illustrator Serge Bloch and writer Frédéric Boyer in honor of their book: In the Beginning, Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament.

The artist and writer will share stories of love and separation, and war and peace by revisiting the oldest narratives of the Bible. Sometimes funny, often dreadful, and always surprising, these universal tales of love, anger, betrayal, faith and courage are full of contemporary resonance.

A glass of wine will follow the discussion.
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP Necessary


About the book

From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, In the Beginning recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose. Acclaimed illustrator Serge Bloch expertly captures the many scenes in these beloved tales, conveying extraordinary breadth of emotion and action in his seemingly simple drawings. Biblical expert Frédéric Boyer and poet and translator Cole Swensen contribute accessible and enlightening text, further illuminating the stories with notes on their history and symbolism. Full of contemporary resonance, here are universal stories of love, anger, betrayal, faith, and courage—revealed in a way that encourages readers of all ages and faiths to engage with them anew.

About the authors

Frédéric Boyer is a French writer and translator versed in biblical interpretation. He is the publisher of Bayard Editions.

Serge Bloch is a French illustrator and author. His illustrations have appeared in over 300 books and his work is featured in major newspapers and magazines in France and the United States.

Cole Swensen is an American poet, translator, editor, and professor. She teaches at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Albertine Books 972 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10075

In the Beginning: Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament

When
Wednesday October 24 | 7pm
Where
Albertine Books
972 Fifth Ave,
New York, NY
10075
© Serge Bloch

Join us for a conversation and a live drawing with illustrator Serge Bloch and writer Frédéric Boyer in honor of their book: In the Beginning, Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament.

The artist and writer will share stories of love and separation, and war and peace by revisiting the oldest narratives of the Bible. Sometimes funny, often dreadful, and always surprising, these universal tales of love, anger, betrayal, faith and courage are full of contemporary resonance.

A glass of wine will follow the discussion.
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP Necessary


About the book

From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, In the Beginning recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose. Acclaimed illustrator Serge Bloch expertly captures the many scenes in these beloved tales, conveying extraordinary breadth of emotion and action in his seemingly simple drawings. Biblical expert Frédéric Boyer and poet and translator Cole Swensen contribute accessible and enlightening text, further illuminating the stories with notes on their history and symbolism. Full of contemporary resonance, here are universal stories of love, anger, betrayal, faith, and courage—revealed in a way that encourages readers of all ages and faiths to engage with them anew.

About the authors

Frédéric Boyer is a French writer and translator versed in biblical interpretation. He is the publisher of Bayard Editions.

Serge Bloch is a French illustrator and author. His illustrations have appeared in over 300 books and his work is featured in major newspapers and magazines in France and the United States.

Cole Swensen is an American poet, translator, editor, and professor. She teaches at Brown University in Rhode Island.

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