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Special Event: The Future Of Pulp

March 9th at 7:00pm

The Future of Pulp

With Stephen Marche, Emily St. John Mandel, and Adam Sternbergh

Moderated by Joe Keohane
Hi-low fiction is becoming the defining genre of American fiction. It's getting to the point where a book without some kind of genre element--whether science fiction or horror or fantasy--is remarkable for the absence. Now that the dominance of naturalism is on the wane, what does it mean for what used to be called literature and what used to be called pulp? Is there a meaningful line between them anymore? 
Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. For the past five years he has written a monthly column for Esquire magazine, “A Thousand Words About Our Culture,” as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and elsewhere. His books include two novels, Raymond and Hannah and Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, as well as a work of nonfiction, How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.  
photo by Natasha Belauskine
photo by Dave Gillespie

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a 2014 National Book Award nominee. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and she lives in New York City with her husband.
photo by Natasha Belauskine
photo by Dese'Rae L. Stage

Adam Sternbergh is the author of two novels: Shovel Ready and its sequel Near Enemy. A contributing editor for New York magazine and Vulture, he lives in Brooklyn with his family. www.adamsternbergh.com; @sternbergh 
photo by Natasha Belauskine
photo by Marvin Orellana
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