Knox Reads! is a community-reading event celebrating the work of one chosen author each fall. Hilary Mantel, recipient of the 2016 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, will visit Gambier on November 5th, 2016 to give the keynote address at the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.
Knox Reads! Schedule of Events
Oct. 1–Nov. 2, 2016
Oct. 1, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Book Giveaway at the Farmers’ Market on the Mount Vernon Public Square. 150 free copies of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall will be distributed at the market.
Oct. 3, 4:10 p.m. — The History of Wolf Hall, a talk with Bruce Kinzer, Professor of History at Kenyon College. Finn House, Cheever Room.
Oct. 5, 12:00 p.m. — Brown Bag Chat: Film Screening of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Wolf Hall, parts I-III. Participants are not required to stay for all episodes and are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be served. Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
Oct. 5, 7:00 p.m. — The History of Wolf Hall, a talk with Bruce Kinzer, Professor of History at Kenyon College. Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
Oct. 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. — The Book Giveaway continues at Paragraphs Bookstore during First Friday in downtown Mount Vernon. If you missed the Farmers Market Giveaway, stop by to pick up a free copy of Wolf Hall (while supplies last).
Oct. 12, 12:00 p.m. — Brown Bag Chat: Film Screening of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Wolf Hall, parts IV-VI. Participants are not required to stay for all episodes and are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and snacks will be served. Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.
Oct. 15, 2:00-5:00 p.m. — Kenyon Review at the Harvest Festival. Stop by the Kenyon Review’s table at the Fall Harvest Festival at the Brown Family Environmental Center for a family-friendly craft inspired by Wolf Hall.
This schedule is subject to change, and we’re adding new events all the time, so please check back for updates!
Praise for Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall
“Nothing in the last few years has dazzled me more than Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. . . . Magnificent”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“A huge book, in its range, ambition . . . in its success. [Mantel’s] interest is in the question of good and evil as it applies to people who wield great power. That means anguish, exultation, deals, spies, decapitations, and fabulous clothes . . . She always goes for color, richness, music. She has read Shakespeare closely. One also hears the accents of the young James Joyce.”
—Joan Acocella, The New Yorker
“Mantel sets a new standard for historical fiction with her latest novel Wolf Hall, a riveting portrait of Thomas Cromwell . . . Mantel’s crystalline style, piercing eye and interest in, shall we say, the darker side of human nature, together with a real respect for historical accuracy, make this novel an engrossing, enveloping read.”
For more information, please email us.
The Kenyon Review would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this community reading project:
Ariel Corporation, First-Knox National Bank, The Peoples Bank, Printing Arts Press, Mount Vernon News, Ohio Arts Council, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Kenyon College English Department, Kenyon College History Department, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon College Craft Center and Paragraphs Bookstore.