Pen on Fire Series features two distinguished novelists on August 20

Lido Village Books presents an evening with novelists Janet Fitch and Leland de la Durantaye in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

Janet Fitch is the best-selling author of White Oleander, an Oprah’s book club pick, translated into 28 languages and the subject of a feature film. Her other works include Paint it Black, widely translated and recently made into a film directed by Amber Tamblyn; The Revolution of Marina M., an epic novel of a young woman’s coming of age during the Russian Revolution and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, the novel that resumes the story of Marina M. Her short fiction and essays have been published in anthologies and journals such as Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, Los Angeles Noir, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Real Simple.

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Janet Fitch and Leland de la Durantaye are the featured authors at Pen on Fire Series on August 20

Leland de la Durantaye is a writer, critic, translator and professor of comparative literature. He has taught at the École normale supérieure and Harvard University, and is currently Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. De la Durantaye is the author of three books and more than 80 articles on topics in philosophy, French literature, German literature, Italian literature, anglophone literature and the visual arts. His first novel, Hannah vs. the Tree, was published in November 2018.

Join in a lively discussion, book reading/signing and light refreshments.

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