A Conversation with Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Artist/Illustrator and Author of “Maus”

Mar 29, 2023
5:00 PM–6:30 PM

Presented by the UC San Diego Library Author Talk Series in partnership with the Holocaust Living History Workshop, with support from Phyllis and Dan Epstein

Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik T. Mitchell and Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies and professor of history Deborah Hertz invite you to join the UC San Diego Library Author Talk Series and Holocaust Living History Workshop for a virtual discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, illustrator and author of “Maus,” Art Spiegelman. The discussion will be moderated by Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities Cristina Della Coletta. Registration is open and required.

About the Author

Art Spiegelman almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative “Maus” which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. “Maus II” continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America.

Spiegelman’s many distinguished honors include the Angoulême International Comics Festival Best Foreign Album Award, the Eisner Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Edward MacDowell Medal, and the honorary National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and — the American equivalent — played himself on an episode of “The Simpsons.” Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Spiegelman continues to feature prominently in American cultural life.


About the UC San Diego Library Author Talk Series

UC San Diego Library’s Author Talk Series is made possible through the philanthropic support of our generous Sponsors and Library Associates. Become a Library Associate today by visiting lib.ucsd.edu/give.

About the Holocaust Living History Workshop

This event is a part of the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series, an education and outreach program sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. It aims to preserve the memories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust by offering public events involving witnesses, descendants and scholars and through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. Past HLHW workshops are now part of the Library’s digital collections and can be accessed online here.

Taylor Haglund