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Silence in the Age of Noise — Book Talk with Erling Kagge

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From the Norwegian author and explorer Erling Kaage, Silence in the Age of Noise (Pantheon, 2017) is the transformative account of an experience that is essential for our sanity and our happiness.

There is a solution to the noise, distraction, ceaseless pings and alerts that undermine our patience and disturb our daily equilibrium: silence. What is silence? Where is it? How do we create it? These are the starting points for Erling Kagge's journey, an adventure that allows him to recount his own experiences (he once spent 50 days walking solo in Antarctica without radio contact) as well as discuss the observations of other poets, artists, and explorers.

In this compact and astonishing meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence each of us must create. He shows us the unexpected places it sitson the dance floor, in the shower, in a musical drop, on a mossy rockand how silence opens doors to wonder and gratitude. His book pulls you into its mystery.

The book talk will be moderated by the Academy Award-winning actor Timothy Hutton. Following the discussion, copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

About Erling Kagge

Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer, author, publisher, and father of three teenage girls. He was the first person to walk alone on the South Pole, and he was also the first to reach the "three poles"--North, South, and the summit of Mount Everest. He has written six books on exploration, philosophy, and art collecting, which have been translated into several languages.

Special thanks to Pantheon and to the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

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