Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Anne Korkeakivi, author of An Unexpected Guest, to speak at The American Library in Paris Oct 10


“Serious geopolitics mixes with parenthood and the finer points of entertaining... Like her protagonist, Korkeakivi’s writing is cool, calm and composed." - The New York Times
Wed 10 October 2012 
19h30
Evenings with an Author: Anne Korkeakivi

The American Library in Paris


10, rue du Général Camou
75007 Paris, France
On a lovely spring day in Paris – post-9/11 and several months after the London Underground bombings — Clare Moorhouse, the Irish-American wife of a high-ranking British diplomat, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband’s career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the abrupt arrival of her son from boarding school in England and a random encounter with a man on the street, who may be a suspected terrorist. More unnerving still is a recurring face in the crowd, one that belonged to another, darker era of her life. But it can’t be him…
Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.
About the author
anne_korkeakiviAnne Korkeakivi is the author of An Unexpected Guest (Little, Brown; April 2012). Her short fiction has been published by the Atlanticthe YaleReviewthe Bellevue Literary Reviewthe Brooklyn Review, and other magazines, and in 2011 she was made a Hawthornden Fellow. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Timesthe Wall Street Journalthe Times (U.K.), the Village VoiceGourmetTravel & LeisureMs., and many other periodicals in the U.S. and the U.K. She was raised in New York City and western Massachusetts, and currently lives in Switzerland with her husband, who is a human rights lawyer at the U.N. in Geneva, and two daughters. Other places she's lived include France and Finland.
Read the Kirkus review of An Unexpected Guest and see more on Anne's website.

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