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Story/Teller: Douglas Stuart on Young Mungo with John Cameron Mitchell

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Wednesday, 7:00 pm EDT June 22, 2022

Online via Zoom & at
The Center for Fiction*

Co-creator and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell joins Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart for a special Pride Month celebration of Stuart’s second novel, Young Mungo. Set in the working class housing schemes of Glasgow, Young Mungo is a story of resilience, young love, poverty, addiction, and violence. The combination of propulsive narrative tension, lyricism, and Stuart’s gift for creating indelible characters makes this novel as unputdownable as Shuggie Bain. Mitchell, whose mother also grew up in working class Glasgow, will read from the novel and join Stuart in conversation. Don’t miss this one!


*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
  • A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

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Featuring

  • Douglas Stuart

    Douglas Stuart

    Douglas Stuart

    Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His New York Times-bestselling debut novel Shuggie Bain won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was the winner of two British Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, Kirkus Prize, as well as several other literary awards. Stuart’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker and Literary Hub.

    Photo Credit: Sarah Blesener

  • JCM_MatthewPlacek-medRES - Claire Fennell

    John Cameron Mitchell

    John Cameron Mitchell

    John Cameron Mitchell co-created Hedwig and the Angry Inch (for which he won two Tony Awards, Best Director at Sundance, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor). He directed the films Shortbus (rereleased this year) and Rabbit Hole (featuring an Oscar nomination for Nicole Kidman). On television he appeared on Shrill, The Good Fight, Girls, Mozart in the Jungle, Netflix’s upcoming Sandman and Joe Vs Carole. In 2019 he created the musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus starring Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo and Patti Lupone. He’s presently developing a scripted podcast comedy series called Cancellation Island.

    Photo Credit: Matthew Placek