Baking with Kafka

Tom Gauld

Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld (Hardback ISBN 9781786891501) book cover

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The new collection from multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld - the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere

In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it.
- How do you get published during a skeleton apocalypse?
- What was the secret of Kafka’s lemon drizzle cake?
- And what plot possibilities does the exploding e-cigarette offer modern mystery writers?

A riotous collection of laugh-out-loud cartoons in his signature style, Baking with Kafka reaffirms Gauld’s position as a first-rate cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.

“Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations”
Maria Popova

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“Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme … Sublime”
the Times

“One of the best cartoonists around!”

”Praise for the works of Tom Gauld: Heartwarming”

“At once hilarious and achingly melancholy … A quietly essential read”

Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire. He is a cartoonist and illustrator and his work is regularly published in the Guardian, the New York Times, and New Scientist. He is the author of three more comic books, Goliath; You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack and Mooncop, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his family.


28 Nov 2017

Knowledge Centre, The British Library, London

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