Novelist Alex Shakar to discuss philosophy and his new novel in March 29 event

Novelist Alex Shakar will be on campus March 29 to discuss the philosophical dimensions of his latest novel, Luminarium. Shakar, whose work has been highly praised by such novelists as Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen and who has won acclaim from The New York Times, Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, will begin his talk at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 206. The event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics.  Refreshments will be served.

His new novel, Luminarium, “considers how our perceptions of the world are manipulated and controlled, exploring the nature of reality and the interplay of technology and perception.”