Book Talk: Empress of the Night, by Eva Stachniak

Thursday 10 April 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pmTickets available
$20, $10 Member, $7 Student

Location: Visitor Center Theater

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Inspired by Catherine the Great, #1 internationally bestselling author Eva Stachniak vividly re-imagines one of history’s most remarkable leaders in her critically acclaimed novels, The Winter Palace and Empress of the Night

Go behind the pages as Stachniak discusses her fascination with the formidable Empress of All the Russias and reveals what went into her writing process to cast “light on Catherine’s life with unflinching honesty and intimacy.” (Virtuoso Life Magazine)


5:30-6:30 pm Mansion and Passion of the Empress exhibition open for touring
6:30-7:30 pm Book Talk
7:30 pm Book Signing

About the Author

Eva Stachniak was born in Wrocław, Poland. She moved to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and humanities. Her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Her first novel of Catherine the Great, The Winter Palace, has been included in the Washington Post 2011 list of most notable fiction and was a #1 international bestseller. Stachniak lives in Toronto, where she is at work on her next novel.

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