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Station Eleven is a 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel.[1][2][3] It is Mandel's fourth novel. The novel takes place in the Great Lakes region before and after a fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the "Georgia Flu", has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015.[4]

The novel was well received by critics, with praise emphasizing the understated nature of Mandel's writing. It appeared on several end-of-year lists as one of the best novels of 2014.[5][6]

A film adaptation of the novel is in development by Scott Steindorff.[14]

On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Station Eleven would be adapted into a 10-episode miniseries that will premiere on HBO Max. Hiro Murai is set to direct, with Patrick Somerville as showrunner and writer. They will both also serve as executive producers alongside Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, and Dylan Russell. The miniseries will star Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten and Himesh Patel as Jeevan. Gael García Bernal has been cast as Arthur, and David Wilmot as Clark.[15]

Awards

The novel won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in May 2015, beating novels including The Girl with All the Gifts and Memory of Water.[16] The committee highlighted the novel's focus on the survival of human culture after an apocalypse, as opposed to the survival of humanity itself.[16] The novel was also a finalist for the National Book Award, ultimately losing to A film adaptation of the novel is in development by Scott Steindorff.[14]

On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Station Eleven would be adapted into a 10-episode miniseries that will premiere on HBO Max. Hiro Murai is set to direct, with Patrick Somerville as showrunner and writer. They will both also serve as executiv

On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Station Eleven would be adapted into a 10-episode miniseries that will premiere on HBO Max. Hiro Murai is set to direct, with Patrick Somerville as showrunner and writer. They will both also serve as executive producers alongside Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, and Dylan Russell. The miniseries will star Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten and Himesh Patel as Jeevan. Gael García Bernal has been cast as Arthur, and David Wilmot as Clark.[15]

The novel won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in May 2015, beating novels including The Girl with All the Gifts and Memory of Water.[16] The committee highlighted the novel's focus on the survival of human culture after an apocalypse, as opposed to the survival of humanity itself.[16] The novel was also a finalist for the National Book Award, ultimately losing to Phil Klay's short story cycle Redeployment.[17] It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.[18]

The novel won the Toronto Book Award in October 2015.[19]

ReferencesThe novel won the Toronto Book Award in October 2015.[19]

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