2-6 September 2020 at the Fugard Theatre | OPEN BOOK CAPE TOWN

Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian artist and writer. She has written the graphic novels Skim, Emiko Superstar, and This One Summer, as well as several works of prose, both fiction and non-fiction.

Skim won an Ignatz Award, a Joe Shuster Award and a Doug Wright Award in 2009, and was a nominee for the “Children’s literature (text)” category at the 2008 Governor General’s Awards. Tamaki was also awarded an Honour of Distinction by the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, a literary award for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writers in Canada, in 2012. This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, was nominated for a 2014 Ignatz Award, and won the 2015 Michael L. Printz Award and a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association. In 2016 she won the German Rudolph-Dirks-Award in the category Youth Drama / Coming of Age (for This One Summer).

In 2016 she began writing for both Marvel and DC Comics.

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2-6 September 2020

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