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Lev Grossman 

When: Thu., Aug. 28, 7 p.m. 2014
Lev Grossman writes fantasy novels for adults, as distinct from all the children's novels that adults now voraciously read. Grossman, a book reviewer for Time, has earned unqualified raves from the likes of The New York Times for his "Magicians" trilogy, which recently concluded with The Magician's Land. After enrolling in a secret magic academy, Brooklyn teenager Quentin Coldwater discovers that Fillory, the setting of a series he loved as a child, is an actual place—and that fantasy in real life isn't all it's cracked up to be in books. The series tracks his progress from discovering to ruling to being exiled from Fillory. It's both satisfying fantasy and a literary meditation on our relationship to the genre. (If you're sad that it's over, we recommend Patrick Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, a magic-school bildungsroman that still has one book to go.) Grossman discusses The Magician's Land at Flyleaf; catch up now before a planned SyFy television adaptation lands. —Brian Howe
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