Nate Powell (b. 1978, Little Rock, Arkansas) began self-publishing at age 14 and
graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. He is the first cartoonist ever to win the
National Book Award.
His work includes the new graphic novel Come Again and civil rights icon John Lewis’
graphic memoir trilogy March, as well as You Don't Say, Any Empire, SwallowMe Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Rick
Riordan’s The Lost Hero.
Powell’s work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, the
Michael L. Printz Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the
Walter Dean Myers Award, and is a two-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize. He has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s TheRachel Maddow Show and CNN. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.