Epic & Audacious: Fiction

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Elizabeth Kostova (The Shadow Land), Brendan Mathews (The World of Tomorrow), and Martin Seay (The Mirror Thief), discuss their outsized stories, including journeys through time, place, and generations.

Why should you attend?

“In The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country—Bulgaria—and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. You won’t want to put down this remarkable book.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

“Mathews has a big, rambunctious talent… He is a wonderful scene-setter, whether he’s describing the streets of Manhattan in the wee hours or conjuring the glories of then brand-new Rockefeller Center… The gusto of his prose and vividness of his characters keeps the novel gyrating with zany energy… An exuberant debut novel.”―Chicago Tribune

“[A] wondrous debut, a deliciously intricate, centuries-spanning tripartite tale of money and mysticism…Mr. Seay has conjured his own kind of sorcery, a sophisticated thriller that keeps the pages turning even as it teases the mind.” The Wall Street Journal