An Evening with Oliver Jeffers


Award-winning illustrator, artist, and beloved bestselling picture book author Oliver Jeffers (Lost and Found, Day the Crayons Quit) visits the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common to present his first book written for adults, Begin Again. An audience Q & A and book signing will follow the presentation. This is a TICKETED EVENT and requires the purchase of Begin Again from Library Shop SD here. Each copy includes two tickets to the event. All proceeds support the San Diego Public Library System.


In his first illustrated book specifically created with a broader audience, Oliver Jeffers shares a brief history of humanity, reviews our current position, and his dreams for where we go from here. With his bold, iconic art, executed in a simple two-color palette, Oliver Jeffers looks at our shared motivations for existence to follow the human path from the dawn of our species through history, sharing profound, sometimes poignant, commentary on our present and then offers a challenge: Where do we go from here? How can we create new stories and systems that allow humanity to flourish? How can we journey toward a collective and robust future? Illustrated in his world-renowned art style, Oliver Jeffers’ reflection on the patterns that have led us to where we are today, the stories we have governed ourselves by, and those we might adopt going forward is insightful, moving, and powerful. A must-have for anyone who wants the next generation to inherit a world to be proud of.


Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the UK and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Here We Are, What We’ll Build, Stuck, This Moose Belongs to Me, and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned, and his dip-art exhibitions are much sought-after events. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now splits his time between Belfast and Brooklyn, New York. Follow him @OliverJeffers.