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

Emily St John Mandel and Samantha Hunt

UPDATE: Due to concerns about coronavirus, Emily St. John Mandel’s publisher has made the difficult decision to cancel her PEN Out Loud event on March 25. PEN America and the Strand are therefore unable to present her as planned. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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.

Check out our other PEN Out Loud events with:
Saidiya Hartman and Leslie Jamison (Jan. 29) »
Mitchell S. Jackson and Imani Perry (Feb. 12) »
Ken Liu and Andrew Marantz (Mar. 3) »
Bernardine Evaristo and Safiya Sinclair (Mar. 19) »


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.

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