Fiction Lab - November 2019

7.00pm start, Monday 11 November

Atrium Cafe

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Jenny Rohn looking at a bookshelf
    Credit: Jenny Rohn



Event description

Jennifer Rohn of hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come along.

The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers.

This month's book

Murmur by Will Eaves

Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical 
castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, 'Murmur' is the account 
of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world.

Formally audacious, daring in its intellectual inquiry and 
unwaveringly humane, Will Eaves's 'Murmur' was the winner of both the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize.

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