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OUR SIGNATURE LUNCHEON IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT TAKING PLACE ON APRIL 8, 2021. ALL TABLE SPONSORS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. IF YOU NEED TO REACH US REGARDING YOUR TABLE PURCHASE, EMAIL MARITZA CIRLOS.
The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon featuring novelist AMOR TOWLES. Don’t miss this special opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek into Towles’ forthcoming new novel, The Lincoln Highway, which will be released this fall. The singular fundraiser for the Book Festival, the 2021 Book Appétit luncheon will be held virtually for the safety of everyone involved.
All our Book Appétit guests will receive book-themed goodie bags, furthering the Book Festival’s mission to celebrate literary culture. To thank everyone for their patience (you’ve waited a whole year!), we are also extending complimentary admission to one of our ticketed Book Festival sessions and a free, signed copy of one of the books featured in this year’s Festival (options are pre-selected by staff).
Honorary Co-Chairs: Connie & Sandy McNab // Lyn & Pete Selig
Event Committee: Cynthia & Taylor Collins • Catherine & Craig Comeaux • Georgia Erck • Katy & Ted Flato • Liecie & Nick Hollis • Sherry & Ed Layman • Belinda & Will Nixon • Angela & Trey Rabke • Josie & Frates Seeligson • Amy Stieren Smiley • Shannon & David Stephens • Burgin Streetman • Laura Morris Walls
About Amor Towles
Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University.
His first novel, Rules of Civility, which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book has been translated into over 15 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald.
Mr. Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was published in 2016, has been on The New York Times bestseller list for over 52 weeks in hardcover 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. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by EOne and the British director, Tom Harper, to be made into a 6-8 hour miniseries.
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.