WATCH: Emily St. John Mandel and Showrunner Patrick Somerville on the Making of Station Eleven
Hosted by the How Have I Not Read This? Virtual Book Club
The long-awaited HBO Max limited series adaptation of Station Eleven premiered on December 16. Go behind the scenes of the entire experience, from acquisition to streaming, with this conversation between author Emily St. John Mandel and series showrunner Patrick Somerville, moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald.
A finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner, Emily St. John Mandel’s best-selling Station Eleven is set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse. The Traveling Symphony is a troupe of actors and musicians dedicated to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten their existence. Traveling back and forth in time to depict life before and after the pandemic, this is an audacious book that explores art, love, and the strange twists of fate that connect us all.
This conversation is hosted by How Have I Not Read This? is the backlist virtual book club from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, highlighting the books from past years that have made the greatest impact on us as readers. Join the discussion by using #HowHaveINotReadThis.