The Willson Center presents a reading by writer Jeff VanderMeer on Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14th, 7 p.m. at Seney-Stovall Chapel (200 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601). This Global Georgia Initiative is made possible in partnership with the department of English, the Creative Writing Program, the Sustainability Certificate Program, and Avid Bookshop.
VanderMeer’s best known fiction is the New York Times-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award. The trilogy made over 30 year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10, and prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.” The trilogy has been acquired by publishers in 28 other countries, with Paramount Pictures acquiring the movie rights. The film version of Annihilation starred Natalie Portman and was released in 2018.
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