San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
6.30pm - 7.30pm: Talk and Q&A at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College Oxford.
Lev Grossman is a novelist and journalist. As a novelist, he is best known for writing the critically acclaimed Magicians Trilogy, comprising The Magicians (2009), The Magician King (2011), and The Magician's Land (2014). The series has topped New York Times best-selling lists and there are plans to make it into a television series. As a journalist, Lev has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He has been the Book Critic for Time since 2002.
Lev will be speaking about the task of writing fantasy now, and how it's changed since Tolkien and Lewis did it -- how the context has changed culturally and technologically, and how that has in turn changed the nature of fantasy, and the challenge for the writer.
This is the third annual lecture on fantasy literature at Pembroke College, Oxford. The series is intended to promote fantasy and science-fiction as a subject worthy of serious academic respect and study, by inviting the best writers to Pembroke, where they talk about their work and their thoughts on the genre. It also acts as a fitting memorial to Tolkien, who was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke for twenty years, and who wrote The Hobbit and much of The Lord of the Rings during his time at the college.
The lectures are sponsored through a grant from the Pembroke Annual Fund.
Is this event open to people from outside Oxford University?
Absolutely! We look forward to welcoming everyone who wants to come.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No -- just show up! This registration process is so we make sure we're not oversubscribed. We will cut off registration when we reach our full capacity.
When & Where
Pembroke College MCR
The post-graduate students at Pembroke College, Oxford University