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Fiction, Consciousness, and Dreams: Erik Hoel Launches The Revelations with Andre Dubus III

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Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT April 6, 2021

Online via Zoom

Erik Hoel’s path to fiction writing may seem a little unconventional. He earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a career in research. He’s taken his intellectual curiosity to the written word through the art of storytelling, which earned him an Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Center for Fiction in 2017. His debut novel The Revelations is an edgy, thrilling story about neuroscience, death, and the search for the theory of human consciousness. The story follows an abrasive and ambitious neuroscientist thrust into a murder mystery.

Hoel will be joined in conversation by Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days).

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In Conversation

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    Erik Hoel

    Erik Hoel

    Erik Hoel received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a research assistant professor at Tufts University and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the NeuroTechnology Center and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Hoel is a 2018 Forbes “30 Under 30” for his neuroscientific research on consciousness and a 2017 Emerging Writer Fellow at The Center for Fiction. The Revelations is his debut novel. He lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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    Andre Dubus III

    Andre Dubus III

    Andre Dubus III’s seven books include the New York Times bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His most recent novel, Gone So Long, has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including the Boston Globe “Twenty Best Books of 2018.” Mr. Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.