• Anthony Marra in conversation with Michael Krasny

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    Name: Anthony Marra in conversation with Michael Krasny
    Date: April 13, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    From the author of National Book Award longlist selection and New York Times bestseller A Constellation of Vital Phenomena come these dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recounts their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

    Anthony Marra is the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (2013), which won the National Book Critics Circle’s inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and appeared on over twenty year-end lists. Marra’s novel was a National Book Award longlist selection as well as a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and France’s Prix Medicis. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction. He has lived and studied in Eastern Europe, and now resides in Oakland, California. Visit anthonymarra.net/.

    Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
    Season Sponsor: Private Ocean Wealth Management 
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    Location:
    Angelico Concert Hall 
    20 Olive Avenue,
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Contact Information:
    Institute for Leadership Studies
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    Tickets: Free & Open to the Public
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