Emily St. John Mandel was born in Canada and studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is the author of the novels Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, The Lola Quartet and Station Eleven and is a staff writer for The Millions. She is married and lives in New York.
Emily St. John Mandel
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We all know a beautiful book cover when we see one – it can pull you as if by magic from one side of the bookshop to the other with its shiny gold foil or its stroke-me surface. But magic it is not: the clever design and production teams spend hours and days plotting how to make the mo...
We all fell in love with Station Eleven when it first came in on submission to Picador, and we couldn't be more excited that it has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction.
In Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, a bleak post-apocalyptic world is transformed into something beautiful by following a travelling Shakespearean theatre company as they pass through ruined town to town. She explores art, celebrity, fame and leaves the reader with a nostalgia f...
Not only do we have a brand new cover for the paperback of Station Eleven, out in January 2015, we also have beautiful matching covers for her three other novels, which will be published for the first time in the UK next year.
The world we live in is a strange one. One full of evil, illness, yet undeniable beauty. It is a world where our elders complain of the younger generation's blunted youth, dumbed down by iPhones, computers and social media; corrupted by gratuitous violence. But in Emily St. John Mandel's ...
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel's beautiful, dark novel set in the days and years after the collapse of civilisation, has a cover to die for. The humble computer screen doesn't do justice to the fluorescent pink of Pantone 806 C which makes up the lettering of the title, so you'...
On the eve of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, people around the world are preparing to celebrate the Bard and his plays. But what is it about his work that means we still celebrate not only his plays, but also his birthday? Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven, features a tr...
The nominations for sci-fi literary prizes are looking more like the Man Booker each year. What's going on?
@robin_black I get why other people like AWP, but the two times I've gone, I've felt like my time probably would've… https://t.co/zyrNZYT1w5
by @EmilyMandel - 21 days ago
Possibly the least sincere exchange I’ve ever had in my life: - yesterday
“It was a pleasure having you onboard,” said the Delta flight attendant, after six or seven hours of giving me dirty looks while I struggled to keep my wildly sleep-deprived toddler quiet and occupied. “I hope you enjoyed your flight.”
“I did,” I said, “thank you.”
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - 12 days ago
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?:
Saving this article to show to my daughter in 2025 or ‘26, when she starts complaining about her Nokia flip phone.
I signed some books over at Books Are Magic today, aka the newest addition to my list of most-adored... - 24 days ago
I signed some books over at Books Are Magic today, aka the newest addition to my list of most-adored indie bookstores, if you’re in Brooklyn and in search of a signed Station Eleven or The Singer’s Gun. (At least, I think it was The Singer’s Gun. I was distracted, because I was signing books with one hand and wrangling the toddler with the other. The toddler had gotten hold of my backup pen. The books are actually double-signed: I did the signature, the toddler did the random pen marks all over the signature page.)
We read a wide range of books in my household. - one month ago
We read a wide range of books in my household.
A recent cartoon for New Scientist
#cartoon... - one month ago
A recent cartoon for New Scientist
#cartoon #tomgauld #science #reality #coffee
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