Oxford, OX1 4BG United Kingdom
Hosted by Blackwell's, Oxford.
Blackwell's is delighted to present China Miéville to discuss his latest book, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. He will be in conversation with Dr Polly Jones, associate professor of Russian Literature at the University of Oxford, and author of Myth, Memory and Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union.
China Miéville is an author and political activist, and his books has been loosely defined as 'weird fiction' - although it crosses genres and defies conventional categorisation. His work has won the Arthur C. Clarke award, a Hugo award, and he has also been nominated for the Nebula award.
China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In this lecture, Miéville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story in its passion and drama and strangeness for newcomers and old radicals alike.
This event will be held in the Examination Schools, and will be followed by a signing.