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Thursday August 22, 2024 7:00 pm


The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Join us for a special event presented by Inprint, The Menil Collection, and Rice University Department of English, featuring renowned author Hari Kunzru and his latest novel, Blue Ruin. After his reading, Hari will be in conversation with Rice professor and local author Rosa Boshier González. A book sale and signing will follow. 

According to The New York Times Book Review, in Blue Ruin “Kunzru brings his singular mix of dread and intrigue to his latest fiction, an intricate tale of artistic creation, greed and exploitation set in upstate New York under the specter of Covid.”

Hari Kunzru is the author of six novels, Red Pill, White Tears, Gods Without Men, My Revolutions, Transmission, and The Impressionist. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and writes the “Easy Chair” column for Harper’s Magazine. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has been a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at New York University and is the host of the podcast Into the Zone, from Pushkin Industries.

Rosa Boshier González is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. Her fiction, essays, and art criticism appear in Guernica, Literary HubThe New York TimesArtforumHyperallergic, The GuardianLARB, and The Washington Post, among others. González recently graduated from the University of Houston with a PhD in creative writing and literature, and will be on the English Department faculty at Rice University in the fall.

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.