UAH welcomes bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel

October 21, 2017
by Staff Reports

From UAH:

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of “Station Eleven,” will visit the UAH campus in November.

Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times and international bestselling author of the post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, will visit The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and give a series of public talks next month.

Station Eleven (emilymandel.com) is the textbook for Honors English Seminar at UAH. Mandel will give three public talks the first week of November. Her visit is sponsored by the UAH Honors College, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Humanities Center, English Department. and the Huntsville Literary Association.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, Mandel will be speaking at the Hudson Alpha Jackson Center (6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville) at 6:30 p.m., with a book signing to follow at 7:30 p.m. The following day, on Friday, Nov. 3, Mandel will give two presentations at 10 a.m., and 1 p.m., in Roberts Recital Hall (Ben Graves Drive) on the UAH campus. All three talks are free and open to the public.

Station Eleven is a 2014 science fiction novel that takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional flu pandemic has devastated the world, killing most of the population. The group of survivors include an actor, his rescuer and a nomadic group of actors roaming the area.

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, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books. Station Eleven was chosen in 2016 for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as one of 28 books to celebrate 50 years of the “NEA Big Read” project. The book has been translated into 27 languages. 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 (themillions.com), an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. Mandel lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

For more information on Mandel’s visit to the UAH campus, please email: eh@uah.edu.

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