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Emily St. John Mandel

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Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is a staff writer for The Millions. She has written several novels including Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, The Lola Quartet, and Station Eleven. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including The Best American näytä lisää Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. In 2015, her novel, Station Eleven, was on the New York Times bestseller list and was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2015. In the same year she won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science-fiction writing for her novel Statio Eleven. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Kevin Mandel

Tekijän teokset

Asema 11 (2014) 11,872 kappaletta
Sea of Tranquility (2022) 3,273 kappaletta
Lasihotelli (2020) 3,026 kappaletta
Last Night in Montreal (2009) 853 kappaletta
The Lola Quartet (2012) 568 kappaletta
The Singer's Gun (2010) 484 kappaletta
Mr. Thursday 9 kappaletta
Drifter (2014) 2 kappaletta
Station Elleve 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Venice Noir (2012) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology (2021) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1979
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
Canada (dual citizenship)
USA (dual citizenship)
Syntymäpaikka
British Columbia, Canada
Asuinpaikat
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Koulutus
School of Toronto Dance Theatre
Ammatit
author
Agentti
Katherine Fausset (Curtis Brown) [books]
Britton Rizzio (Writ Large) [screewriting]
Noah Rosen (Writ Large) [screewriting]
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Born on the coast of British Columbia, Canada in 1979. She studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York. She lives in Brooklyn.

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August 2023: Emily St. John Mandel, Monthly Author Reads (elokuu 2023)
Found: SciFi/Fan pandemic , Name that Book (syyskuu 2021)

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I adored this book! The fact that I read it on a cruise, with the Mediterranean as my backdrop, made the entire experience even more special. Every moment with this novel was captivating. I drank it all in eagerly--from the engaging characters to the intricately woven story.

The narrative is multifaceted without being confusing. Mandel skilfully handles the jumps back and forth between the past and the post-apocalyptic present, as seen through the eyes of her diverse cast of characters. Despite the complexity, though, everything fits together seamlessly, and the impact in the end is profound. Mandel’s writing is stunning. Her descriptions are vivid and her characters feel real. I devoured each page and couldn’t help but hug the book to my chest when I finished.

What I loved most about this ambitious and emotional novel was how much it made me reflect on my everyday life, and the things I take for granted. The themes of love, loss, friendship, and the power of memory are explored in such a beautiful way here. My first foray into Emily St. John Mandel's work was a lovely surprise, and I can't wait to read more by this author.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 785 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 6, 2024 |
I felt like the plot was a little forced around a very cool concept.
 
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bigstrongcoolguy | 164 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 5, 2024 |
A flu decimates the world’s population. This book is a pretty realistic description of what happens next, which we can all imagine from our own experiences when Covid-19 came along. It follows multiple characters and how their lives intertwine despite the inoperable modern communications and transportation, as infrastructure breaks down for decades. I appreciated how storyline about the “bad guy” was resolved and the hint of hope at the end. An excellent read. So glad I decided to keep reading books by this author after my disappointment with The Last Night in Montreal. I’ve put The Glass House on my tbr list.… (lisätietoja)
 
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KarenMonsen | 785 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2024 |
At the center of this novel is Jonathan Alkaitis, a Bernie Madoff-type figure whose massive ponzi scheme is, we know as soon as we meet him, about to collapse and land him in prison. Although his centrality is not at all obvious at first, as the story starts somewhere else entirely, with someone who sure looks like he's going to be the main character but then mostly fades out of the narrative for a very long while. The whole thing, really, is structured like this. Changes of POV, jumping back and forth in time, characters who weave in and out of each other's lives in chaotic and often glancing ways. Even having read Station Eleven, where the author does something very similar and pulls it off amazingly well, I find myself thinking that this structure should not work. It should feel disjointed, unsatisfying, perhaps even confusing. And yet, it reads absolutely smoothly and it all comes together into something I found really compelling and strangely beautiful, with characters I completely believed in and some quietly complex themes. It's kind of amazing.… (lisätietoja)
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bragan | 179 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 25, 2024 |

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