Courtesy Rio Youers, from the Vienna U-Bahn!
The city of Vienna, Austria, is reading Last Night at the Lobster!
The events are as follows:
OPENING AT THE BUCH WIEN / MESSE WIEN
November 9, 12:00 – 13:30
Messe Wien, foyer of hall D
CONVERSATION WITH WOLFGANG POPP
November 9, 14:00 – 14:30
GALA EVENING IN THE VIENNA CITY HALL
November 9, 19:00 – 22:00
DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS
Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 23
DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR
November 10, 19:30
Vienna Energy World
There’s no pigeonholing novelist Stewart O’Nan or his books. They are, The New York Times said, “as remarkable for their precise, economical language and depth of characterization as for the fact that each is as different from its predecessor, in style, tone and narrative approach, as if it had come from a different author.”
O’Nan’s work spans from Snow Angels and Last Night at the Lobster to a nonfiction collaboration with Stephen King, Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In conjunction with his four-day stay as the Cockefair Writer in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he discusses his craft and career in a conversation with Angela Elam of KCUR-FM’s New Letters on the Air.
Co-presented by the Writers at Work Round Table, the Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair at UMKC, and the UMKC English Department.
Join us on June 8 at 6:30 pm for Meet the Author with Stewart O’Nan. Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. He lives in Pittsburgh.
Stewart O’Nan’s most recent publication, City of Secrets, is a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War. In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he’s ever loved. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O’Nan’s trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.
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City of Secrets is now out in paperback! Celebrate the launch with Stewart at the Penguin Bookshop on April 27, 5:30pm.