About the Book
From the publisher:
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it."
- "Shakespeare for Survivors: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel," Sigrid Nunez, New York Times book review, Sept. 12, 2014
- "Survival is Insufficient: Station Eleven Preserves Art After the Apocalypse," NPR - Weekend Edition Sunday, June 20, 2015
- Interview with Emily St. John Mandel, National Book Award Finalist, 2014