Live via Zoom:
Monday, November 30, 7:30 PM ET
Authors in Conversation: Politics of Then and Now in Historical Fiction
Tauno Biltsted, author of The Anatomist's Tale
Anca Szilágyi, author of Daughters of the Air
Kris Waldherr, author of The Lost History of Dreams
Acclaimed authors Tauno Biltsted, Anca Szilágyi, and Kris Waldherr come together to discuss their latest works of historical fiction. Biltsted’s The Anatomist’s Tale relates one man’s brush with the heady freedom of outlaws—and the price of returning to “civilization”. The former pirate’s confessions of his past are chronicled with verve and irony in this meticulously researched historical debut. Szilágyi’s Daughters of the Air follows a young woman’s struggle to cope with her father’s disappearance during Argentina’s Dirty War. This stunning debut masterfully explores the individual trauma born from a repressive political regime. In Waldherr’s The Lost History of Dreams, a post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets from the past that may hold the key to his future. This captivating debut novel is a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs lines between past and present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death. Join Biltsted, Szilágyi, and Waldherr for an expansive virtual discussion of the politics of then and now in historical fiction!