Wednesday, June 12, 2019
|Folio Authors: TARA CONKLIN, The Last Romantics, In conversation with Laurie Frankel|
|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum|
|93 Pike Street #307|
|$10.00 | Buy Now|
Join Folio for an engrossing evening as Laurie Frankel interviews Seattle author Tara Conklin about Conklin’s luminous new novel.
The Last Romantics is an ambitious and revelatory tale that tracks the lives of four profoundly connected siblings across five decades. Sweeping in scope yet hauntingly intimate, Conklin’s new book brilliantly probes the ties that bind us, resentments that derail us, and life’s searing crucible moments that define us in startling ways.
About Tara Conklin: Conklin made an indelible literary impression with her dazzling debut novel, The House Girl, which tackled themes of identity and social justice. Trained as a lawyer, Conklin has worked for an international human rights organization and a corporate law firm as a litigator. She holds a BA in history from Yale University, a JD from NYU School of Law, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tuft University’s Fletcher School. She lives in Seattle with her family.
About Laurie Frankel: New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of three novels, Frankel’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, People Magazine, Lit Hub, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Her novels have been translated into more than 25 languages, and all three have been optioned for film or TV. She was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle, where she lives with her family.