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Virtual Author Talk

Amor Towles - "The Lincoln Highway" and More

2023-09-27 20:00:00 2023-09-27 21:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work. Westlake Porter Public Library - Online

Wednesday, September 27
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-27 20:00:00 2023-09-27 21:00:00 America/New_York Virtual Author Talk Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work. Westlake Porter Public Library - Online

Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work.

Amor Towles and the cover of The Lincoln Highway

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.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. As well as Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway, Mr. Towles is also the author of the e-book You Have Arrived at Your Destination, part of Amazon's Forward collection. He also edited and wrote the introduction for The Mysterious Bookshop Presents The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (Mysterious Press/Penzler Publishers, September 19, 2023). His next book, Table for Two, is a collection of short stories to be published in April 2024. Mr. Towles is the 2023 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award recipient. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full-time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.


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Westlake Porter Public Library

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About the branch

Westlake Porter Public Library is an independent public library serving the residents of the city of Westlake, western Cuyahoga County and eastern Lorain County. The library is located at 27333 Center Ridge Road in Westlake, Ohio. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Ohio can register for a free library card.

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