The World We’ll Live In

Siddhartha Deb and Thomas Wharton

The World We’ll Live In

Siddhartha Deb and Thomas Wharton

5:00pm

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

Two genre-bending novels that travel across time explore future worlds where ecological catastrophe, media manipulation, and political turmoil collide. Using past, present and future timelines, two expert storytellers paint unsettling visions of a future world devastated by climate crisis, a shifting political terrain and dominant AI.

Thomas Wharton’s The Book of Rain follows three intertwining narratives that all link back to River Meadows, a hotspot for anomalies of time and space. Also making use of interwoven stories, Siddhartha Deb’s The Light at the End of the World connects a soldier, a veterinary student, an assassin and a low-ranking consultant with the secrets of India’s past, present and fantastical future.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Two genre-bending novels that travel across time explore future worlds where ecological catastrophe, media manipulation, and political turmoil collide. Using past, present and future timelines, two expert storytellers paint unsettling visions of a future world devastated by climate crisis, a shifting political terrain and dominant AI.

Thomas Wharton’s The Book of Rain follows three intertwining narratives that all link back to River Meadows, a hotspot for anomalies of time and space. Also making use of interwoven stories, Siddhartha Deb’s The Light at the End of the World connects a soldier, a veterinary student, an assassin and a low-ranking consultant with the secrets of India’s past, present and fantastical future.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Siddhartha Deb was born in northeastern India and lives in Harlem, New York. He is the author of the novels The Point of Return, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and An Outline of the Republic, longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. His non-fiction book, The Beautiful and the Damned, was a finalist for the Orwell Prize and received the PEN Open award. Deb’s journalism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Republic, n+1, The Nation and Dissent.

Read more about Siddhartha Deb

Thomas Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. His novels, stories and nonfiction have been published in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Italy and other countries. His first novel, Icefields, received the 1996 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Caribbean. His collection of short fabulist fiction, The Logogryph, was shortlisted the International Dublin Literary Award in 2004. His latest novel is The Book of Rain.

Read more about Thomas Wharton

5:00pm

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

The Light at the End of the World by , The Book of Rain by ,
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