A week with the best selling author Kim Stanley Robinson in UL

Author Kim Stanley Robinson
RENOWNED science fiction writer and best selling author Kim Stanley Robinson will give a reading from his forthcoming novel Aurora in the University of Limerick next week.

RENOWNED science fiction writer and best selling author Kim Stanley Robinson will give a reading from his forthcoming novel Aurora in the University of Limerick next week.

The University of Limerick’s Centre for Utopian Studies, along with Cloughjordan Ecovillage, will welcome the towering, multi-award-winning figure in science fiction to Ireland from April 6 to 10, for an interdisciplinary series of events including readings, workshops, lectures, conversations, and site visits, many of which are free to the public.

The 63-year-old from Illinois will give his reading in UL on Wednesday, April 8, at 6pm in the Millstream Common Room, followed by a questions and answers session.

Kim Stanley Robinson was awarded Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ in 2008 and he has written over 20 books, including the Mars trilogy (1993-1997) and Aurora, due to be published this July.

Founding director of the Centre for Utopian Studies, Professor Emeritus Tom Moylan, said his visit to Limerick and Tipperary marks “a significant moment in the centre’s twelve-year history of conducting research, teaching, and public programmes on all topics of utopian studies.”

Mr Stanely Robinson will hold several student-based workshops in UL which take advantage of his creative expertise across disciplines including writing, architecture and design.

He will give a public lecture in the School of Architecture on April 7 at 5.30pm in the SAUL main studio.