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Open Book Author Visit: Lily King

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Campus Room in Capstone

Lily King, recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, is the author of four critically hailed novels, most recently the national bestseller Euphoria. Set between World War I and II and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, the novel tells the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in 1933 caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens theirs bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives. Declaring King "brilliant," the New York Times Book Review described the novel as “A taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace—a love triangle in extremis." In 2014, Euphoria won both the coveted Kirkus Prize for Fiction and the New England Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by the National Book Critics Circle, National Public Radio, the New York Times Book Review, the Washington PostTime, and many other publications. It went on to become a book club favorite as well as a national bestseller.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and The Open Book