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Elvia Wilk, author of DEATH BY LANDSCAPE - a virtual Porchlight/Boswell event
Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company presents an evening with Elvia Wilk, author of Death by Landscape. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, Managing Director of Porchlight.

In this constellation of essays, Elvia Wilk asks what kinds of narratives will help us rethink our human perspective toward Earth. The book begins as an exploration of the role of fiction today and becomes a deep interrogation of the writing process and the self. Wilk examines creative works across time and genre in order to break down binaries between dystopia and utopia, real and imagined, self and world. What happens when research becomes personal, when the observer breaks through the glass? Through the eye of the fan, this collection delves into literal and literary world-building projects - medieval monasteries, solarpunk futures, vampire role plays, environments devoid of humans - bridging the micro and the macro and revealing how our relationship to narrative shapes our relationships to the natural world and to one another.

Elvia Wilk is a writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in publications like Frieze, Artforum, Bookforum, and many others. She is currently a contributing editor at e-flux Journal. She is the recipient of a 2019 Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant and a 2020 fellowship at the Berggruen Institute. Her first novel, Oval, was published by Soft Skull in 2019.

Purchase a copy here: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781593767150

Please note that for this event, we will share registrants' emails with Porchlight Book Company. In no case will you be added to any mailing list without your permission.

Aug 24, 2022 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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