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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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19-21 Cecil Ct
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STORE REOPENING! We are delighted to be able to announce that the store will be reopening on 30th July. We will be open 7 days a week between 11.00am-6.30pm. We are looking forward to safely welcoming you all back to the shop very soon. Stay safe. The Watkins Bookshop Team.