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READINGS AND TALKS

Douglas Coupland

Thursday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.

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ADMISSION

  • FREE

Reservations recommended


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Attend this rare L.A. appearance by Canadian novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland as he discusses his new novel, Worst. Person. Ever. with KPCC radio host Alex Cohen.

Coupland is known for work that synthesizes high and low culture and that examines how modern technology impacts human existence. He first rose to fame with his debut novel, the 1991 bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which helped to popularize terms like “Generation X” and “McJob.”

This latest novel is a hilariously funny satire that chronicles the adventures of an inexplicably likeable antihero.

Coupland has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. 

Cohen is a seasoned radio host and journalist. She currently co-hosts "Take Two" on KPCC.

A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

“Coupland’s eye for the strange, mesmerising wonder of modernity is being put, more than ever, to extremely dark use here. The fact that it is all so demented—and so frequently, belly-achingly hilarious—only makes that darkness all the more impressive.”—The Sunday Times

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