Evanston author Daniel Kraus will discuss and sign his novel, The Shape of Water. Based on an original idea by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, The Shape of Water has been developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists, as an Oscar-winning film directed by del Toro and a new novel written by Kraus. He will be joined in conversation by Christa Desir, author of five YA books, including Fault Line and Bleed Like Me. This event, part of the Evanston Literary Festival (evanstonlit.org), will be held at the Evanston Public Library on Sat. May 19 at 7pm. It is free and open to the public.