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Evenings with an Author: Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light
3 September 2019 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Over the course of Lee Miller’s fascinating life, she was a model, Surrealist photographer, fashion photographer, war correspondent, and gourmet chef. The Age of Light, Whitney Scharer’s debut novel, tells a fictionalized account of Miller’s life, focusing on the years she spent in Paris and her tumultuous relationship with Surrealist artist Man Ray. An icon during her own time, Lee’s bold vision and fearlessness still serve today as a template for a life lived fully.
Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, People pick, and IndieNext selection. It is forthcoming from over a dozen other countries. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA, where she is at work on her next novel.
Photo by Sharona Jacobs