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Arlington Reads 2012: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan–Central

When: Back to Calendar April 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington,VA 22201
USA
Cost: Free
Contact: Arlington Public Library, Arlington Reads
703-228-6321
vmccaffrey@arlingtonva.us
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Arlington Reads 2012 featured fiction author Jennifer Egan will speak on April 26, 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library Auditorium, discussing her 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad.

It’s a brash, unpredictable, darkly funny collection of interlocking narratives that follow characters from the 1970s San Francisco punk scene to a future where solar panels replace lawns and PowerPoint is the new literature.

The New York Times calls it a “relentlessly savvy” work with “a sense that human culture is changing at such warp speed that memory itself must adapt to keep pace.”

Admission is free but seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for sale and signing following the program.

Free parking is available in the garage and lots adjacent to the library, which is also an easy walking distance from the Virginia Square and Ballston Metrorail stations.

Arlington Reads is made possible by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library. For more information, please call 703-228-6321.

Learn more about Author Talks at the Library.

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  1. Annelie Wilde says:

    I read Look at Me and was simultaneously repelled and fascinated by the novel. I emerged from reading it feeling slightly ill and very depressed. In spite of this I was impressed by the intelligence and dare I say, prescience, that was evident throughout. Hearing Jennifer Egan speak was a great antidote to her characters and an incentive to revisit her writing. She has an energy and liveliness and an ability to communicate about the process of creating fiction that is completely engaging. I am thrilled to have spent an hour in her company.

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