2018 Literary Awards

The DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH at Purdue University is pleased to announce that author Emily St. John Mandel will be our distinguished guest speaker for the 2018 Literary Awards celebration, which will take place on April 19, 2018.

The following events are planned:

April 19, 4:30 pm - Anniversary Drawing Room, Lafayette Room, PMU. Private Reception.

April 19, 5:30 pm - North Ballroom, PMU. Literary Awards Banquet. The Banquet includes dinner, the Literary Awards ceremony and remarks from Ms Mandel about the creative process. 

April 19, 8:00 pm - Fowler Hall, STEW. Ms. Mandel reading and book signing. Free and open to the public.

Emily MandelEmily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently 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, and has been translated into 27 languages. 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 a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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