About The Event:
Spend Valentine's Day with acclaimed author Lars Iyer, who will read from his latest novel, Exodus, and talk with renowned media theorist McKenzie Wark. Full Stop will be hosting the event and providing Plymouth Gin and wine.
Lars Iyer is the author of a trilogy of novels, Spurious, Dogma, and Exodus. The series has received rave reviews in nearly all major literary publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Spectator and The Believer. Spurious won 3:AM's 'Best novel of 2011' award, was a finalist for the Guardian Not-the-Booker Award, and was shortlisted for The Believer award. Dogma was listed as one of the the Observer's Books of the Year. Lars Iyer has also written two scholarly books on the work of Maurice Blanchot, and teaches philosophy at Newcastle University, UK.
McKenzie Wark is originally from Newcastle, Australia, but moved to New York City in 2000. He is Professor of Media and Culture at Eugene Lang College the New School for the Liberal Arts and Professor of Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research.
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