In Conversation: Yuri Slezkine and Amor Towles

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In a free, public event, Yuri Slezkine, author of "The House of Government" (2017, Princeton University Press), the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction, speaks with novelist Amor Towles.

"This panoramic history plotted as an epic family tragedy describes the lives of Bolshevik revolutionaries who were swallowed up by the cause they believed in. The story is as intricate as any Russian novel, and the chapters on the Stalinist Terror are the most vivid." — New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

"A Soviet 'War and Peace.'" — Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books

Yuri Slezkine is the Jane K. Sather Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "The Jewish Century," which won the National Jewish Book Award.

Amor Towles' first novel, "Rules of Civility," 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. His second novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016," was also a New York Times bestseller.

Registration is requested.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
The Foundation Building, 7 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 353-4100

PRICING INFORMATION

Free