Long Novel Series

August 2022

In an ordinary summer, the San Francisco Council devotes a weekend to discussing a single long work of fiction.

In 2021, due to the pandemic, we moved the discussion online (on Zoom), and spread out the discussions to take place on two successive Saturdays in August.

A Novel Development

Please join us in August 2022 for an examination of a long novel that spans multiple discussions.

Stay tuned: the 2022 event could be a repeat of the 2021 event's format, with discussions occurring remotely via Zoom across multiple weekends. Or it could return to the San Francisco Council's traditional in-person Long Novel Weekend format, with three discussions on a Saturday and Sunday. Or... who knows?

Please check back on this site in early 2022 for information about the 2022 Long Novel, including how to register for the event.

Long novel weekends in the recent past have featured discussions of The Master and Margarita, Midnight's Children, The Brothers Karamazov, East of Eden; The Corrections; The Golden BowlMiddlemarchThe Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1; Moby Dick; David Copperfield; Look Homeward, Angel; The Magic Mountain; Vanity Fair; The Cairo Trilogy; The Sound and the Fury; Sons and Lovers; Anna Karenina; Parade's End; and Crime and Punishment.

Questions? Please send email to greatbooks.longnovel@gmail.com.