Monday, May 12, 2008

Meet MAUREEN FREELY, Author of ENLIGHTENMENT, On Tour This Week

Maureen Freely, journalist, novelist and a celebrated translator of the Nobel Prize-winning author, Orhan Pamuk, is in the U.S. this week for the publication of her riveting new novel, Enlightenment. Born in the U.S., Freely grew up in Istanbul and now lives in England.

Maureen Freely will read from her new novel at these upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 13 - PHILADELPHIA, Borders, 12pm and NEW YORK, 192 Books, at 7pm.
Wednesday, May 14 - BOSTON, Red Fez, 7pm.
Thursday, May 15 - NEW YORK, American Turkish Society Event, 6-8pm (registration required)
Fri/Sat, May 16-17 - ANN ARBOR, MI ANN ARBOR BOOK FESTIVAL
Monday, May 19 - BAILEY'S CROSSROADS,Virgina, Borders, 7:30m

1 comment:

Lisa Glass said...

I'm very interested in Maureen Freely. I'm part of the Vulpes Libris (Book Fox) literary site, and one of our members, Ariadne, reviewed Enlightenment. The link is here if you're interested: http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/enlightenment-by-maureen-freely/

Ariadne was tutored by Ms Freely on her MA in Writing, and she mentions this personal connection at the start of the review.

As a writer of Armenian descent, I'm particularly interested in books relating to Turkey. My novel, Prince Rupert's Teardrop, was recently published by independent literary fiction publisher, Two Ravens Press, and it is partly about the cultural aftermath of the Armenian genocide of 1915.

Enlightenment looks like a fascinating book, and I very much look forward to reading it.

Best wishes, Lisa.