5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Friday, November 13, 2020
Published in the early spring of 2020, just as the novel coronavirus began sweeping the globe, The End of October—about a deadly new virus that originates in Asia and quickly spreads worldwide—arrived with eerie timing. Tune in as Texas novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lawrence Wright talks about pandemics in page-turners and about the strange experience of unwittingly predicting fact—and in short order— through fiction.
- Moderator: Clay Smith
- ASL interpreter: Lynne Kell
- Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
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