Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7pm, Music Building, $20
m i l y t . o h n A N d E L
with Leonard Lopate
is the author of the novels The Lola Quartet, The Singer’s Gun, Last Night in Montreal, and Station Eleven, which was a Finalist for the National Book Award. She is also a staff writer for The Millions. The Guardian has said: “Station Eleven is not so much about apocalypse as about memory and loss, nostalgia and yearning; the effort of art to deepen our fleeting impressions of the world and bolster our solitude… Visually stunning, dreamily atmospheric and impressively gripping.” The Sunday Express has said of Station Eleven: “Apocalyptic stories once offered the reader a scary view of an alternative reality and the opportunity, on putting the book down, to look around gratefully at the real world. This is a book to make its reader mourn the life we still lead and the privileges we still enjoy… Terrifyingly real… A beautiful and unsettling book.” Booklist has said of Station Eleven: “Mandel’s vision is not only achingly beautiful but startlingly plausible, exposing the fragile beauty of the world we inhabit... Transcendent, haunting… Ambitious, magnificent.” The Independent on Sunday has described Station Eleven as “possibly the most captivating and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic novel you will ever read.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Mandel will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Emily St. John Mandel: Dese’Rae L. Stage