WINNER: BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY & NONFICTION GRAPHIC NOVELS
But I Live won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the Biography/Memoir category
Winner of The Kahn Family Foundation Prize for Holocaust category at the 2023 Western Canada Jewish Book Awards
Shortlisted for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in the Best Reality-Based Work category for 2023
But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, by (artists) Miriam Libicki, Gilad Seliktar and Barbara Yelin (edited by Charlotte Schallié) was published in May 2022 by the University of Toronto Press.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
- 2023 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers | Biography and Autobiography
- 2023 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers | Nonfiction Graphic Novels
- 2023 Western Canada Jewish Book Awards in the Kahn Family Foundation Prize for Holocaust category
- 2022 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards| Category: Biography/Memoir
- 2022: LUCHS-Preis (Luchs-Prize) for young adult literature in the month of November. Awarded by Radio Bremen and Die Zeit.
- 2023 | Finalist | 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards | Shortlisted for Best Realty-Based Work
- 2023 | Finalist | Excellence in Graphic Literature | Young Adult Award Finalist (Non-Fiction)
- 2023 | Nominee | JewCie Award for Diverse Representation | Jewish Comics Experience (JewCE) convention; Center for Jewish History in New York City
- 2022 Honourable Mention | INDIES Book of the Year Awards | Category: Graphic Novels and Comics
An intimate co-creation of three graphic novelists and four Holocaust survivors, But I Live consists of three illustrated stories based on the experiences of each survivor during and after the Holocaust.
To complement these hauntingly beautiful and unforgettable visual stories, But I Live includes historical essays, an illustrated postscript from the artists, and personal words from each of the survivors.
As we urgently approach the post-witness era without living survivors of the Holocaust, these illustrated stories act as a physical embodiment of memory and help to create a new archive for future readers. By turning these testimonies into graphic novels, But I Live aims to teach new generations about racism, antisemitism, human rights, and social justice. Read more…
Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust:
“A Kind of Resistance”
Miriam Libicki and David Schaffer
Gilad Seliktar and Nico and Rolf Kamp
“But I Live”
Barbara Yelin and Emmie Arbel
The Holocaust in Transnistria
Surviving in Hiding from the Nazis
On Surviving the Concentration Camps Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen as a Child
Nico and Rolf Kamp
Behind the Art
Charlotte Schallié, Matt Huculak, Ilona Shulman Spaar, and Jan Erik Dubbelman