Yuval Noah Harari to come up with a radical reworking of ‘Sapiens’
Yuval Noah Harari, the author of best-selling books “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” is now working on the new graphic novel series along with comics artists David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave.
His team recently announced through social-networking sites that the book is a radical reworking of “Sapiens” and the first volume titled “The Birth of Humankind” will be published this October.
The team said that the graphic novel is “full of new fictional scenes, globetrotting characters, humorous conversations, and super-colorful illustrations.”
“Come meet the gay Neanderthals, the all-powerful Doctor Fiction and the world’s worst-ever serial killers – and find out why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people.”
“Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” was first published in Hebrew in 2011 and in English in 2014 to win the hearts and minds of international readers.
The book, which has been translated into scores of languages, made to The New York Times bestseller list and garnered many other awards across the world.
Celebrities also loved “Sapiens” _ Microsoft founder Bill Gates included it among his 10 favorite book list, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also recommended it.
But some said that the 443-page book was way too difficult for young readers or those who don’t have enough background knowledge, which seemingly prompts Harari to come up with the graphic book.
When contacted, an official from the Harari team said that the historian’s top priority is now the graphic book.
In South Korea, Gimm-Young Publishers plans to translate the new graphic book into Korean. The Seoul-based outfit translated all the previous Harari books into Korean.
“We will print the Korean-language ‘Sapiens’ graphic novel after the English-language version hit the shelves. But we don’t know when it would be exactly,” a Gimm-Young official said.