In Conversation with Author Emily St. John Mandel


Emily St. John Mandel participates in a conversation about her bestselling novel STATION ELEVEN and gives a brief reading.

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Anderson Student Center, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall (Building #27 on campus map)

We are thrilled to host Emily St. John Mandel, the author of the critically acclaimed novel Station Eleven, a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Mandel is the author of three previous novels – Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet – all of which were Indie Next picks.

In this event, Mandel will share stories about her early writing career, talk about the development of her novel, and then read short selections from Station Eleven. A book signing will immediately follow this event.

Station Eleven is set in an eerie post-apocalyptic North America, twenty years after the initial collapse of civilization when culture was reshaping itself and defining a new normal. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

For more information about Emily St. John Mandel, please visit

Photo Credit: Dese'Rae L. Stage

Parking (available for $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

McNeely Parking Ramp--visitor parking is available at the McNeely Ramp only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The McNeely Ramp entrance is located within parking lot K, underneath McNeely Hall.

Anderson Student Center Parking Garage--visitor parking is available at the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The Anderson Student Center Parking Garage entrance can be accessed from the Anderson Student Center turnaround off of Cretin Avenue.

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