[ONLINE] - A Conversation with Author Emily St. John Mandel

The 'Station Eleven' Author Speaks to the Social Alchemy Symposium

Join us online April 10th at 7:30pm EST!

As part of of Big Car Collaborative's Social Alchemy Symposium, Author Emily St. John Mandel discusses her work, the pursuit of utopia, and the dystopia that pursuit can create for others. Our moderator for the evening will be Shauta Marsh, Big Car Co-Founder and Director of Programming. The event, made possible by Indiana Humanities and New America/Future Tense, is free; registration is required.

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St. John Mandel is the author of five novels, most recently The Glass Hotel. Her novel 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. 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 also a staff writer for 'The Millions.' St. John Mandel lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her next book, Sea of Tranquility, will be released in April 2022. Copies will be available for purchase at the in-person event.

Social Alchemy Symposium is a participatory mini-conference (online and in person in New Harmony, Indiana) April 10-13, 2022. The symposium — organized through a partnership between Big Car Collaborative, the University of Southern Indiana, Historic New Harmony, and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art — is made possible by Indiana Humanities, the Efroymson Family Fund, and New America. Additional partners include the Indiana State Museum and PATTERN Magazine.

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society.

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