18 Lynd Ward honor book 'Hostage'

18 Lynd Ward honor book 'Hostage'

illustrated book cover with title showing man lying on floor in darkness, with standing shadow of figure in lit doorway to his right

One of two honor books selected by the 2018 Lynd Ward Prize jury, “Hostage” by Guy Delisle, published by Drawn & Quarterly, is a biography of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André, who was kidnapped in 1997 and kept in confinement for three months. “Thoughtful, intense, and moving,” according to the publisher, it “takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.”

IMAGE: courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly