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Amor Towles: 2017 National Book Festival

 
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Amor Towles discusses "A Gentleman in Moscow" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale and received a master's degree in English from Stanford. His first novel, "Rules of Civility," was a best-seller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow," is also a best-seller 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. Both novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. Having worked as an investment professional for over 20 years, Towles now devotes himself full time to writing.

For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=8093
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