Book Selection – Station Eleven
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
A science fiction novel that takes place during a fictional swine flu pandemic, the book won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Toronto Book Award. It was nominated for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
This year, UT is partnering with Knox County Public Library for their Knox Reads program. Knox Reads is Knox County Public Library’s annual effort to encourage the entire community to read the same book. This year they have also chosen Station Eleven. Students, faculty, and staff will be invited to participate in discussion sessions on campus and other community events.Download the Big Read Schedule of Events