Emily St. John Mandel


Emily St. John Mandel

Past Event: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

At Town Hall Seattle

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Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

She was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, and studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York.

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.


Selected Works:

Station Eleven (2014) – Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and The Morning News 2015 Tournament of Books, finalist for numerous awards including the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize (formerly the Orange Prize) and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
The Lola Quartet (2012)
The Singer’s Gun (2009) – Winner of the Indie Bookseller’s Choice Award and was the #1 Indie Next Pick for May 2010
Last Night in Montreal (2009) – Finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year, long-listed for The Morning News’ Tournament of Books and the Spinetingler Award, and Indie Next Pick for June 2009

“Susan Sontag, Essayist and So Much Else” – Humanities– (2014)
“I Await the Devil’s Friend Request: On Social Media and Mary Maclane” – The Millions-(2013)
“Susanna Moore, Cheryl Strayed, and the Place Where the Writers Work” – The Millions (2012)


Emily St. John Mandel’s homepage
The Guardian: Arthur C Clarke award goes to ‘elegy for the hyper-globalised present’
Emily St. John Mandel reads from Station Eleven at 2014 NBA Finalists Reading
The Millions: Artifacts of the Present: The Millions Interviews Emily St. John Mandel
National Book Foundation: Interview With Emily St. John Mandel, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction
Humanities: Susan Sontag, Essayist and So Much Else

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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