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Meet the Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Oct 2/, 2015 02:34:53 PM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

Could you survive the apocalypse? Author Emily St. John Mandel explores a post-apocalyptic Michigan in her latest novel, Station Eleven. Mandel will visit Kalamazoo Public Library on Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm at Central Library.

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In partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council, KPL is thrilled to present the 2015-2016 Great American Read author. Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven is set in a future Michigan turned upside down, but is ultimately an exploration of people surviving and remaking their lives by preserving the qualities that make us human: culture, art, and the humanities. Book sale by Michigan News Agency and signing will follow the reading.

Also, join us at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts library for a book discussion of Station Eleven on Wednesday, September 16, 2 pm - 3 pm.

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award. A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York City with her husband.

The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors.

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