The Big Read Wichita is returning for its 11th year, featuring the book Station Eleven, a science fiction novel by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Since its original publication in 2014, the book has been translated into 27 languages.
The Big Read Wichita runs from October 1 to November 15, with a special kickoff event hosted at the Advanced Learning Library on Saturday, September 29. Mayor Jeff Longwell and Congressional spouse Susan O. Estes will serve as honorary co-chairs for the program.
Find a copy of Station Eleven in a physical format at the Wichita Public Library or as an e-book at Wichita E-Reads.