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The Secret Life of H.P. Lovecraft

Fri, Apr 7, 2017 @ 5 pm7 pm

Paul-La-FargeSALON: Paul La Farge on his recent book The Night Ocean

In partnership with the Brown University Bookstore

Hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an ingenious and provocative work of alternative history,” Paul La Farge’s new novel The Night Ocean explores H.P. Lovecraft’s sexuality in a subversively Lovecraftian way. Join La Farge as he speaks about his research of Lovecraft’s world and early science fiction fandom, traveling from Mexico City to Ontario to explore the relationship between Lovecraft and his young fan, poet Robert Barlow.

Book signing to follow program.

Registration is required.


To learn even more about H.P. Lovecraft and his life in Providence, join the Rhode Island Historical Society for their Lovecraft Literary Walking Tour on Saturday April 8, this year commemorating the 80th anniversary of Lovecraft’s death.

Paul La Farge is the award-winning author of several novels including The Artist of the Missing; Haussmann, or the Distinction; Luminous Airplanes; and The Night Ocean. His essays and reviews have been published in outlets such as The Village Voice, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. He has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bard Fiction Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a former fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.