Author Drew Magary to Visit Tri-C to Discuss The Postmortal
October 07, 2015
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Novel is the focus of the College’s inaugural common reading project
The author of The Postmortal — a darkly funny, dystopian novel selected for the inaugural common reading project at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) — will be on campuses later this month to discuss his book.
The public can meet author Drew Magary during a free presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland.
The free event will occur during Magary’s two-day visit to the College, which will include programs with students on all four Tri-C campuses.
The Postmortal begins with protagonist John Farrell, a young lawyer who gets his hands on a newly developed “cure” for aging. Those who take it can still die, but not by the inevitable afflictions of old age.
The book is structured to be a nightmare, as the world with a cure for aging turns out to be an undesirable place.
“I think the book is good at fostering ethics discussions,” Magary said. “It allows for a lot of possibilities for teachers to talk about the world and society. It’s a book about the world, and so it’s applicable to pretty much everyone.”
Penguin published Magary’s novel in 2011 as many colleges began launching common reading programs to foster campus-wide conversations. The Postmortal has been a frequent selection at schools across the nation.
Magary, a columnist and writer for GQ and Deadspin, is working on a second novel due out next year.