Emily St. John Mandel

Post City Magazine. November 5, 2015

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Emily St. John Mandel

Young writer, Emily Mandel, knocks off Canlit icons to win Toronto Book Award

“St. John’s my middle name. The books go under M,” insists the subhead of Emily St. John Mandel’s Tumblr blog. Much like her name, her award-winning novel Station Eleven defies conventions. The book chronicles the lives of a travelling troupe 20 years after a pandemic has wiped out most of Earth’s population. It’s often categorized as sci-fi, but technology is a shadow of what it was in the 21st century. It’s a dystopian novel, but there is no Big Brother, no oppressive government, just Shakespearean players and gossip magazines…read more

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