Wednesday, July 15 at 7PM
speaking & signing her new novel,
Readers are in for a literary treat this evening as we welcome back Austin author Louisa Hall with her new novel, Speak. In a narrative that spans geography and time, Hall spins a poignant story that explores the creation of artificial intelligence, illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding. From the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century to a Texas correctional institution in the near future, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be less than fully alive.
ABOUT LOUISA HALL
Louisa Hall grew up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard, she played squash professionally while finishing her premedical coursework and working in a research lab at the Albert Einstein Hospital. She holds a PhD in literature from the University of Texas at Austin, where she currently teaches literature and creative writing, and supervises a poetry workshop at the Austin State Psychiatric Hospital. She is the author of the novel The Carriage House, and her poems have been published in The New Republic, Southwest Review, Ellipsis, and other journals.