Nashville Public Library presents Nashville Writers Circle, hosted by John Siegenthaler and Will Akers. This event is presented in partnership with the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Guest authors are Robert Massie and Suzanne Kingsbury.
Books to be discussed:
Robert K. Massie
Robert Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he read Modern History. Mr. Massie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of the Russian Romanov dynasty includes Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World, The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, and Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Massie has twice been a professor at Princeton University, has served as the Mellon Professor of Humanities at Tulane University, and was a long-serving trustee of Vassar College. Mr. Massie lives in Irvington, NY with his wife Deborah Karl and three children.
Suzanne Kingsbury was born in Baltimore, Maryland, raised in New England and came south to begin her literary career. Her critically-acclaimed first novel The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me is set in the Mississippi Hill country one steamy summer after the death of a black horse trader. It has been translated widely abroad and appeared on independent booksellers’ bestseller lists across the country. She also wrote The Gospel According to Gracey, which was optioned for film by Anne Hathaway. Kingsbury has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship, was the recipient of the Oxford Town short fiction award and has been in residence at Yaddo, Ledig, a Room of Her Own, and as a writer-in-residence at universities and colleges nationwide.