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A Conversation With Paul Kingsnorth

 

SubText Books & Graywolf Press present Booker Prize nominated

novelist, essayist and poet

Paul Kingsnorth

Tuesday, August 8, 7pm

At the historic University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul

You are invited to a special evening with Paul Kingsnorth as he reads from his most recent books Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Beast, and joins in conversation with Eric Utne, founder of the Utne Reader, about creativity in art and life in a time of crisis. The event is free and open to all. RSVPs to 651-493-2791 are requested. Cash bar on site. Book signing to follow.

Paul Kingsnorth

 

“We imagine how it feels to be a character; why can’t we imagine how the land feels?”

Paul Kingsnorth is the author of The Wake, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015. He is cofounder of the Dark Mountain Project, a global network of writers, thinkers, and artists in search of new stories for a world on the brink. He lives with his wife and two children in rural County Galway, Ireland and teaches how to use a scythe.

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist asks “the fundamental questions of our age.”                                                                                                        --George Monbiot

Kingsnorth gives readers “one path out of the despair that comes from knowing a bit too much about our condition.”                                                                   --Bill McKibben

“An important and stimulating collection of essays by a radically original writer.”                                                                                                                              --Geoff Dyer

Miraculously, Kingsnorth gives me “hope beyond hope” for what lies ahead.”                                                                                                                                 --Eric Utne