Karina ShorDec 17, 2023
Silence, Full Stop
Street Noise Books 2023
Alina Gorban is an illustrator of 22 children's books, a cartoonist, and a teaching artist. In our interview we celebrate her new graphic novel entitled, Silence, Full Stop (Street Noise Books, 2023), a very personal and explicit graphic memoir of the struggles of an adolescent girl processing the trauma of childhood sexual assault. It is her debut as an author, and it is published under the pseudonymn Karina Shor. Alina grew up in Israel, after immigrating from the former Soviet Union. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and now lives back in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own.