Evenings with an Author: Amor Towles in conversation with Mark Mayer [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]
December 16 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
Please join us for a conversation with author Amor Towles (moderated by Mark Mayer) about writing, inspiration, and especially, the hugely popular novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (French translation- Un gentleman à Moscou, out now with Editions Fayard).
Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles received his BA from Yale College and an MA in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year while in hardcover. It was named as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. Both novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into over twenty languages. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself fulltime to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Mark Mayer has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the University of Denver. His first book, AERIALISTS, won the Michener-Copernicus Prize and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He has been published in American Short Fiction, the Kenyon Review, Guernica, the Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and the New York Times and interviewed in the Paris Review and BOMB. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the University of Memphis MFA.