NCL invited renowned French author Philippe UG to speak on February 10 at the Library. A book signing was also held afterwards. Mr. UG displayed many manuscripts and handmade books he still has from past creative endeavors. He displayed these on the stage during his talk sitting on the sofa, much to the delight and joy of the attendees.
Director-General Tseng said in her remarks that during the annual Taipei International Book Exhibition, NCL seized on the fact that Mr. UG was attending to arrange for him to meet readers in Taiwan and share his creative path. Panelist Shu-fen Wang stated that Mr. UG’s creative works have two main characteristics: variegated and simple yet not. During the entire creative process, Mr. UG has a unique ability to engage in all aspects, including the narration, illustration, and paper cutting. Mr. UG pointed out that based on his experience, creation is often a continuous exhausting all possibilities of realigning various lines. His humor and extraordinary talent resulted in an extremely long line for the book signing.