March 19, 2018

‘Station Eleven’ author to speak at Purdue Literary Awards

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Emily St. John Mandel, author of the acclaimed novel "Station Eleven" and winner of many international literary awards, will be at Purdue on April 19 to read and speak for the annual Literary Awards celebration.

Her reading, which is free and open to the public, is at 8 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. A book signing will follow her reading. Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently “Station Eleven,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The book won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award and the Morning News Tournament of Books. It has been translated into 27 languages. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including “Best American Mystery Stories 2013.”

Mandel also will speak at the annual Literary Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. preceding her reading. Every year, the Literary Awards Banquet honors Indiana high school students and Purdue graduate and undergraduate students with more than 60 awards and $9,000 in prize money. Banquet tickets can be purchased online here from March 28 to April 15. Tickets include dinner, the awards ceremony and preferred seating for Mandel’s reading in Fowler Hall.

These events are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English, Modern Fiction Studies and Purdue University Libraries. Please direct inquiries to the Purdue English department at 765-494-3740. 

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders Lefever, kschnied@purdue.edu

Source: Robyn Malo, Associate Professor of English, rmalo@purdue.edu

Media contact: Joseph Paul, paul102@purdue.edu

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