Louisa Hall & Adelle Waldman

Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 PM
Louisa Hall presents Speak
In conversation with Adelle Waldman

A former squash player and pre-medical student, Louisa Hall studied the genetics of psychiatric disorders at Albert Einstein hospital before deciding to pursue a degree in literature. Her new novel Speak is a fictional exploration of the development of artificial intelligence: a mesmerizing examination of the tenuous divide between man and machine. Spanning from the heart of the Atlantic in the seventeenth century to the environmentally-ravaged metropolises of the near future, from the confines of a federal prisoner’s cell to the bedroom of an immobilized girl, it is also a devastating exploration of humanity’s eternal struggle to communicate across the chasms that separate us. Hall discusses her book at Greenlight with author Adelle Waldman (The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.), who writes of the book “Louisa Hall’s Speak is a deeply original and intelligent novel. It’s also riveting. I wouldn’t have thought artificial intelligence, as a subject, would make for such a warm and human and psychologically astute novel. I’ll be thinking about Hall’s quietly chilling and all-too-plausible vision of the near-future for a long time to come.”

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Speak: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062391193
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco - July 7th, 2015