Oct
7
1:30pm 1:30pm

Ilkley, UK: Ilkley Literature Festival

  • St Margaret’s Hall, Queens Road, Ilkley LS29 9TZ United Kingdom (map)
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When the mood of your country shifts, how far is too far? Critically acclaimed, Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Rachel Seiffert, (The Dark RoomAfterwardsThe Walk Home) investigates ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Her sparse, deft A Boy in Winter sees a young Ukrainian man choosing between resistance or collaboration under Nazi occupation. Elizabeth Kostova explores similar territory in The Shadow Land, a quietly captivating story, about family, grief, and a nation still coming to terms with itself, spanning the history of Bulgaria. Kostova’s 2005 debut The Historian, was a New York Times No.1 bestseller and a Richard & Judy Summer Read.

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Sep
2
10:00am10:00am

Decatur, GA: AJC Decatur Book Festival

  • Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary presented by Emory University (map)
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From Elizabeth Kostova, the million copy #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, a novel that blends history and the present in a suspenseful journey that spans three generations and reveals the dark secrets of a family’s—and a nation’s—history.

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Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Writers Festival — The Art of Life

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image — Cinema 1 (map)
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Why is art important to everyday life? Elizabeth Kostova (The Shadow Land) and winner of the 2017 Stella Prize Heather Rose (The Museum of Modern Love) discuss the significance of art in their novels, as well as how the Balkan region informs their work.

$22/$19
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Writers Festival — Meet Elizabeth Kostova

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Studio 1 (map)
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The Shadow Land takes us to politically-charged Bulgaria, where a mourning sister makes a startling discovery against a historically rich landscape. Join bestselling author Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian) as she discusses finding hope in the aftermath of loss.

$22/$19
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

Supported by The Stella Prize

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Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Canberra, Australia: Canberra Writers Festival — Elizabeth Kostova: in conversation

  • National Library of Australia - Conference Room Level 4 (map)
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Elizabeth Kostova’s new novel The Shadow Land delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country, exploring the power of stories and the hope and meaning in the aftermath of loss.

Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75

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Aug
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Cleveland, Australia: Grand View Hotel

Literary Luncheon with Elizabeth Kostova

Join Elizabeth Kostova at a fabulous literary lunch to discuss her new book The Shadow Land. 

2 Course Lunch includes a glass of wine on arrival. Finish times are a guide. Bookings are required.

Member: $40 / Guests: $45
To book your ticket call: (07) 3884 3000 or email functions@gvh.com.au 

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Aug
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bendigo, Australia: Bendigo Writers Festival — Seeded in History

The material for fiction, says Elizabeth Kostova, tends to occur to the writer by chance, like the accidents of heartbreak, homesickness, inspiration.

The source can also be lodged in real events, a big event that rocks a community, and changes the course of history.

Like Tony Jones in his debut novel, The Twentieth Man, Kostova digs into political history to plant the fictional seed for her new book.The Shadow Land.

They talk with Claire Flanagan Smith about how novels can transmute the past, and what the novelist owes to history and the real people who lived it.

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bendigo, Australia: Bendigo Writers Festival — The Shadow Land

In The Historian and The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova combined suspense with romance, history with up-to-the-minute storytelling, in a style that impressed critics and won her many fans.

Caroline Baum talks with her about this compelling new novel, set in Bulgaria, where the shadow of corrupt power threatens the hopes, happiness and the very existence of a dazzling cast of characters.

What does Bulgaria mean to Kostova? What does her novel tell us about the abuse of power, and the importance of history?

And what about romance? Dogs? The supernatural? Architecture? Music? It’s a packed novel and this will surely be a brilliant conversation with one of most imaginative novelists writing today.

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