Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

By Julie Maroh

Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551525143, 156pp.

Publication Date: September 2013

A "New York Times" bestseller
The original graphic novel adapted into the film "Blue Is the Warmest Color," winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; released in the US this fall by IFC Films/Sundance Selects
In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire.
First published in France by Glenat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.
The live-action, French-language film version of the book, entitled "Blue Is the Warmest Color," won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated both wide praise and controversy. It will be released in the US through Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.

About the Author
Originaire de Lens, Julie Maroh a etudie les Arts Visuels a l'Institut Saint-Luc a Bruxelles ainsi que la Lithographie et la gravure a l'Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts en Belgique. Elle a auto-edite plusieurs bandes dessinees avant de connaitre le succes avec "Le Bleu est une couleur chaude", publie chez Glenat, prix du public au Festival d'Angouleme 2011 et adapte au cinema par Abdelatif Kechiche sous le titre "La Vie d'Adele" (Palme d'Or au Festival de Cannes 2013). Depuis, elle a publie chez ce meme editeur "Skandalon" et en novembre 2014, "Brahms", aux editions BDmusic. En 2015 parait a La Boite a Bulles"City & Gender", un ouvrage deja paru dans le magazine Taiwanais "Big Issue" sur les stereotypes dans la societe.