[Reading] ➹ Adam Author Ariel Schrag – Heartforum.co.uk When Adam Freedman a skinny, awkward, inexperienced teenager from Piedmont, California goes to stay with his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change And it When Adam Freedman a skinny, awkward, inexperienced teenager from Piedmont, California goes to stay with his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change And it sure does It is the Summer ofGay marriage and transgender rightsare in the air, and Casey has thrust herself into a wild lesbiansubculture Soon Adam is tagging along to underground clubs, where there are hot older women everywhere he turns It takes some time for him to realize that many in this new crowd assume he is trans a boy who was born a girl Why else would this baby faced guy always be around Then Adam meets Gillian, the girl of his dreams but she couldn t possibly be interested in him Unless passing as a trans guy might actually work in his favorAriel Schrag s scathingly funny and poignant debut novel puts a fresh spin on questions of love, attraction, self definition, and what it takes to be at home in your own skin.
Ariel Schrag was born in Berkeley, California in Her debut novel, ADAM, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June She is the author of the graphic memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise Simon Schuster , which chronicle her four years at Berkeley High School Potential was nominated for an Eisner Award and Likewise was nominated for a Lambda Literary AwardPotential is currently being developed into a feature film by Christine Vachon s Killer Films Boys Don t Cry, Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce Schrag wrote the screenplay adaptationSchrag was a writer for Season Two of the HBO series How To Make It In America and a writer for Seasons Three and Four of the hit Showtime series The L WordShe is the editor of Stuck in the Middle Comics from an Unpleasant Age Viking an anthology of comics about middle school Stuck in the Middle was selected for New York Public Library s Books for the Teen Age Along with her friend Kevin Seccia, Schrag co writes the webcomic Ariel and Kevin Invade Everything The comic recounts the adventures of two best friends and is updated at invadeeverythingHer illustrations and comics have appeared in publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Juxtapoz, and Paper Her original art has appeared in museums Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB and galleries across the United States as well as Paperback ñ Adam PDF Ä in Austria, Spain, Canada, and the United KingdomSchrag does live performances of her comics across the country and abroad The show includes projected slides of comic panels with Schrag reading the voices and a musical soundtrack In she toured the US and Canada with the writers performance group Sister SpitShe is the subject of the short documentary film Confession A Film About Ariel Schrag by director Sharon Barnes Confession played on PBS and Channel in England and won the Audience Award at New York New FestivalSchrag graduated from Columbia University in with a degree in English Literature Since she has taught the course Graphic Novel Workshop in the writing department at The New School She has also taught classes at Brown University, New York University, Butler University, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Intersection for the Arts Schrag was a Radar Lab and Yaddo fellowShe lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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- 08 October 2019 Ariel Schrag