Wed 10/25, 7pm:
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discuss It Devours! A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
In Conversation with Christina Askounis
We're excited to welcome Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor back to Chapel Hill!
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a noir-esque mystery exploring faith and science
Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.
A page-turning mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God, It Devours! will entertain both fans of Welcome to Night Vale and those discovering its extraordinary world for the first time.
Joseph Fink created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead podcasts. He lives with his wife in New York.
Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wire podcasts. He also co-creates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.
Free parking is available from 5pm on across MLK Jr Blvd in the UNC Shep Bldg parking lots at the corner of MLK Jr Blvd and Umstead Drive/Hillsborough Street. Additional copies of the books will be for sale at the event. Please note this ticket is non-refundable. In the unlikely event the appearance is cancelled the book can still be picked up at Flyleaf Books.