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A Night with Author Tochi Onyebuchi:

One City, One Read Explores Science Fiction

2022-05-19 18:00:00 2022-05-19 20:00:00 America/New_York A Night with Author Tochi Onyebuchi: Join us for an exploration of the works of local, bestselling, and award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi, with highlights from his latest book Goliath set in New Haven. Ives Main Library

Thursday, May 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-05-19 18:00:00 2022-05-19 20:00:00 America/New_York A Night with Author Tochi Onyebuchi: Join us for an exploration of the works of local, bestselling, and award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi, with highlights from his latest book Goliath set in New Haven. Ives Main Library

Ives Main Library

Community Program Room

Join us for an exploration of the works of local, bestselling, and award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi, with highlights from his latest book Goliath set in New Haven.

Join us for an exploration of the works of local, bestselling, and award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi, with highlights from his latest book Goliath set in New Haven. Registration is requested as space is limited.

This program is in conjunction with the New Haven's One City, One Read initiative celebrating the works of Octavia Butler, specifically Parable of the Sower, and the importance of representation in science fiction.

In addition to his new novel, Goliath, Onyebuchi's previous fiction includes Riot Baby, a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and NAACP Image Awards and winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction, the Ignyte Award for Best Novella, and the World Fantasy Award; the Beasts Made of Night series; and the War Girls series. His short fiction has appeared in The Best American Science-Fiction, The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and elsewhere. His non-fiction includes the book (S)kinfolk and has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, among other places. He has earned degrees from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School, and the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

About Goliath:

In the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty. Those with the means and the privilege have departed the great cities of the United States for the more comfortable confines of space colonies. Those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure. As they eke out an existence, their neighborhoods are being cannibalized. Brick by brick, their houses are sent to the colonies, what was once a home now a quaint reminder for the colonists of the world that they wrecked.

A primal biblical epic flung into the future, Goliath weaves together disparate narratives―a space-dweller looking at New Haven, Connecticut, as a chance to reconnect with his spiraling lover; a group of laborers attempting to renew the promises of Earth’s crumbling cities; a journalist attempting to capture the violence of the streets; a marshal trying to solve a kidnapping―into a richly urgent mosaic about race, class, gentrification, and who is allowed to be the hero of any history.

- Description provided by AK Press

AGE GROUP: | Teens (13-17) | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Literature, Arts, and Culture |

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Ives Main Library

Phone: 203-946-8130

Hours
Mon, Aug 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
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Thu, Aug 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 12 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 13 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 14 Closed

About the branch

The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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