Virtual event

The author will discuss “Sea of ​​Tranquility” at a virtual event

LITTLE ROCK — The If All Arkansas Read the Same Book virtual live event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Emily St. John Mandel discussing her bestselling novel “Sea of ​​Tranquility” (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2022).

The virtual event is free. Registration information is available on the Arkansas State Library website at

“Sea of ​​Tranquility” is a “novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a grim colony on the moon 500 years later, unveiling a history of mankind through centuries and space,” a statement said.

St. John Mandel is the bestselling author of many novels, including “The Glass Hotel”, -in -virtual/”Station Eleven” and “Sea of ​​Tranquility”. Her novel Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Prize, the Toronto Book Award and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been adapted into a limited series for HBO. She is a writer for The Millions and lives in New York with her husband and daughter, according to the statement.

For more information on St. John Mandel, visit

The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library is a division of the Arkansas Department of Education. The If All Arkansas Read the Same Book community reading project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.