The Name’s Mandel. Emily St. John Mandel.

Emily St. John Mandel, the Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for Station Eleven (her literary novel set in the post-apocalypse), has just gotten even cooler. Because when New York Magazine asked five rising authors to dress up as their favorite literary characters, she decided to channel James Bond. As she told the magazine,

Who hasn’t fantasized about being utterly competent, impeccably dressed, supremely unflappable, and in possession of multiple passports?

Can’t argue with that. Check out the whole gallery, with Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine) as Mina Harker from Dracula and Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life) as Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr. Ripley!


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