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Event Series Event Series: New Yorker Fiction Circle

Humanists discuss New Yorker Fiction: “Hostel”, by Fiona McFarlane

March 10 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

On Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 4 pm CDT/5 pm EDT, at Zoom link https://bit.ly/cehcsunday, we will discuss the New Yorker Fiction story from the issue dated March 10th, 2024: “Hostel”, by the Australian author Fiona McFarlane. 

Fiona McFarlane (born 1978) is an Australian author, best known for her book The Night Guest and her collection of short stories The High Places. She is a recipient of the Voss Literary Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Nita Kibble Literary Award. (From Wikipedia’s Fiona McFarlane page)

  1. Read “Hostel” at this link. Try a private or incognito window if blocked by the New Yorker’s paywall or through the Libby app via your local public library.
  2. Want to listen to it? The author reads the story at this link and at this link (26:09 at 1x speed) , the latter providing speed control (via the >> on the right side).
  3. The author interview, “Fiona McFarlane on Murder’s Ripple Effects”, is at this link.
  4. At 2 pm Central at the same Zoom link, you will be welcomed to a discussion of Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” in this election year (more info here).

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