Location: Visitor Center Theater
Part of: Lectures and Talks, Mansion, Russian
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)
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 Amazon.ca/Books 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.