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
@artofmoxie Beautiful! Thank you.
by @EmilyMandel - 2 days ago
@kalenski Pro tip: when having a party, it's best to get @bookavore to bring the cheese plate.
by @EmilyMandel - 17 days ago
RT @The_Millions: You: I should be good & budget all of my holiday gift money.
Also you: Wow, it's the Great 2017 Book Preview!
@erikawynn When I type too fast I turn into an Eily.
Just blew half my writing time for the day reading Ann Patchett's COMMONWEALTH, mais je ne regrette rien. Wonderful book.
Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin - 6 days ago
Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin:
A couple years back, about six months after Station Eleven came out, I received an email from Manjula Martin, asking if I’d contribute to this anthology. I agonized over it for a while and then regretfully declined, because I was constantly on the road, also because six months after Station Eleven came out I was still a part-time administrative assistant in a cancer research lab—most administrative work can be done remotely these days, e.g. it’s perfectly possible to book plane tickets and for one’s boss at midnight on a Sunday in a hotel room in London—and I had realized by then that the only way I was ever going to write fiction again was if I started ruthlessly saying no to interesting projects. Now that the book’s out, I can’t wait to read it, and wanted to bring it to your attention. It’s an interesting topic.
Mammoth stars seen by Hubble - WR 25 and... - 9 days ago
Mammoth stars seen by Hubble - WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16 js
Mammoth stars seen by Hubble - WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16
Vincent van GoghPaintings along with the... - 10 days ago
Vincent van GoghPaintings along with the actual sites in Arles. Source
Vincent van GoghPaintings along with the actual sites in Arles.
I am slightly obsessed with The OA. Dear Netflix: please tell me... - 17 days ago
I am slightly obsessed with The OA. Dear Netflix: please tell me there’s going to be a second season. (The picture’s unrelated, btw. These are just some leaves I liked in California a couple months back. I came across this when I was going through old pictures just now, trying to find some airplane shots of the northern suburbs of Las Vegas for a Donna Tartt fan.)
I love Brit Marling’s work generally, both in The OA and Another Earth. There’s always something deeply gratifying about encountering someone who’s extremely serious about their work and creating things that are truly original.
Counterpoint: 2016 was wildly beautiful and I wouldn’t have... - 22 days ago
Counterpoint: 2016 was wildly beautiful and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
Of course 2016 was also horrible. The wars rage on, the Arctic is melting, all of your favourite musicians and half your favourite actors died, and if you’re among the majority of American voters who didn’t vote for the president-elect, perhaps it seems as obvious to you as it does to me that we’re living in a crumbling republic.
But none of that is an excuse for despair. The incessant drumbeat of “oh my god please let the worst year ever come to an end” strikes me as reductive, and only partly because I can think of absolutely no rational reason why 2017 might be easier than 2016, either politically or ecologically. It seems reductive to me because I spent time in your company, my friends and acquaintances, and I followed your social media feeds all year, and I know there were moments of beauty, love, friendship, and joy in your lives too.
Photo: a courtyard in Paris this past September, with my usual traveling companion, who was executing a backbend while clinging to a plastic cup. She was seven months old at the time. It was a very hot day, and everyone there in the courtyard with us was there because we all love books. I’ve been thinking this year of what civilization means, and of the courage required to protect it, and of the values we must hold on to when the lights are going out.
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