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The Virus is Here: Pandemics in Fiction pictures

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As the Lockdowns of 2020 began, Laura Jean McKay’s story of a world collapsing in the midst of a viral epidemic, The Animals in That Country, seized the popular imagination: a hallucinogenic tale of Zoo Flu with wild symptoms that enable inter-species communication. Emily St. John Mandel’s break-out novel Station Eleven is a gripping, eerie story of civilisation’s collapse in the wake of a flu that wipes out 99% of the world’s population. It sold nearly two million copies worldwide. Both are prescient, terrifying and ultimately hopeful.

Please note that Emily St. John Mandel will join us in the Garden via live streaming from New York, USA.

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