Featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. The free, virtual events take place two to three times a month and include the opportunity to ask questions of the author. A complete list of events is available on the Library's Webinars and Online Events website.
Wednesday, September 27th at 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work.
Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year's best books. The book has been translated into over 15 languages and was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book has been translated into over 35 languages. The novel was optioned by Entertainment One via Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries for Paramount+ and Showtime starring Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, set to premiere in Spring 2024. Most recently, in 2021, The Lincoln Highway debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was a Today Show, “Read with Jenna” book club pick as well as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2021, #1 on Amazon’s list of “Best Books of the Year,” and was one of Bill Gates’ “5 Great Books for the Summer.” His books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and have been heralded as "irresistible", "marvelous", and "gorgeously crafted books of beauty".
For more information or to register for the online events, visit Upcoming Speakers.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library and the Michael Schwartz Library Virginia McFrederick Discretionary Fund.