Stranger Than Fiction

A Greek prodigy (he was admitted to Columbia University when he was only 15) has penned a very unusual and very successful graphic novel. Apostolos Doxiadis has written Logicomix, which tells the life of Bertrand Russel, mathematician, philosopher, and Nobel Prize laureate for literature. The book has been a bestseller in Doxiadis’ homeland and translations are in the works for Italy, Israel, and China, among others. Logicomix will be released in the US on September 29.

The Guardian has all the details. (Thanks to the New Yorker‘s Book Bench for the tip.)–David E