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PEN Out Loud: Emily St. John Mandel with Samantha Hunt

Emily St John Mandel and Samantha Hunt

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Award-winning author Emily St. John Mandel celebrates the release of her newest novel, The Glass Hotel. Following her bestselling PEN/Faulkner finalist novel Station Eleven, Mandel’s latest is an engrossing story that explores tenuous relationships, inadvertent consequences, and white-collar crime. Mandel will read from the novel and have a conversation with bestselling author Samantha Hunt (The Dark, Dark: Stories) about the book’s inception, craft, and the subversive nature of ghosts.

Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store.

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Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel’s four previous novels include Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award and has been translated into 32 languages.

Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt is the author of The Dark Dark: Stories, and three novels: Mr. SplitfootThe Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. Hunt is the recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Saint Francis College Literary Prize, the Bard Fiction Prize and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Prize, and she was a finalist for the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner. She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.