Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Wins Arthur C. Clarke Award

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Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven has just won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, one of science fiction’s most prestigious awards. Mandel’s best-selling post-apocalyptic novel about a traveling theater company performing Shakespeare after a plague destroys most of humanity has been praised by both literary and genre critics and readers. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, but — as Mandel’s above tweet suggests — this is the first major prize the book has won. (You can read our review of Station Eleven here.)

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