Best-selling author Amor Towles to visit Main Library | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Amor Towles, author of “Rules of Civility,” will visit the Main Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. His debut novel, “Rules of Civility,” was published by Viking/Penguin in July 2011 and reached the bestseller lists of “The New York Times,” the “Boston Globe” and the “Los Angeles Times.” The book, which is being translated into 15 languages, was rated by “The Wall Street Journal” as one of the 10 best works of fiction in 2011.
Born in 1964, Amor Towles was raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University. He is a principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is on the boards of the Library of America and the Yale Art Gallery.
Mr. Towles is an ardent fan of early 20th-century painting, 1950s jazz, 1970s cop shows, rock and roll on vinyl, manifestoes, breakfast pastries, pasta, liquor, snow days, Tuscany, Provence, Disneyland, Hollywood, the cast of “Casablanca,” 007, Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan (early, mid, and late phases), the wee hours, card games, cafés, and the cookies made by both of his grandmothers.
The author will sign copies of “Rules of Civility” at the Main Library Aug. 25, which will be available for sale courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
Call the Main Library at 513-369-6900 or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org.