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Emily St. John Mandel DeseRae L. Stage

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Emily St. John Mandel

Sept. 29
7 p.m.
Free
Literary

The apocalypse has never been as literary as in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Deftly navigating among genres (horror, speculative fiction, poetry, playwriting), as well as between time and place, voice and character, Mandel’s wholly original tale features a traveling troupe of musicians and actors, a dangerous prophet, and an airport transformed into a Museum of Civilization in the Great Lakes region. The fantastical novel won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in May 2015, in part for its focus on the characters’ dedication to the survival of art and culture in a post-apocalyptic world.