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Duchamp Versus Einstein – An Evening With Etan Ilfeld

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Watkins Books are delighted to host a very special evening with our owner Etan Ilfeld, as he joins us to talk about his debut novelette, ‘Duchamp Versus Einstein’. Inspired by the real-life letters of Marcel Duchamp, Duchamp Versus Einstein is a unique and utterly compelling amalgam of art history, sci fi, and historical fiction, co-written in close collaboration with award-winning science fiction novelist Christopher Hinz.

A mysterious being sets the stage for the chess match to end all chess matches, between Marcel Duchamp and Albert Einstein. Each on the cusp of their greatest contributions to mankind, the pair are plucked from their respective timelines and brought together to battle. Having pulled invisible strings to unite them, traversing space and everything in-between, this enigmatic figure pits the two against one another, and watches as the game plays out…

Etan will be talking about the inspiration behind the book, giving a reading, and signing copies, available for sale from the bookshop.

Etan Ilfeld is the owner of Watkins Books, the founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad, a US Chess Federation National Chess Master, and the inventor of dive chess. He has previously written ‘Beyond Contemporary Art’.


September 17
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Due to the spread of Covid-19 and to protect the health of our staff and customers we have temporarily closed our store and will open as soon as the government advise us it is safe to do so. We look forward to welcoming you again to our store just as soon as we can. In the meantime, if you wish to purchase a book online please do visit our sister company Cygnus Books on www.cygnusreview.com. With best wishes from our team to you and your family. Everyone at Watkins Books