Monday, March 3, 2014

ALP Presents: Evenings with an Author~ Amity Gaige

This Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at 19:30,
the American Library in Paris presents Amity Gaige, the author of three novels, 
O My Darling (2005), The Folded World (2007), and  Schroder,
named one of the best books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review,  
The Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and many others. 
It's also been shortlisted for The Folio Prize. In 2006, Gaige was named one of the 
"5 under 35" outstanding emerging writers by the National Book Foundation. 

Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, says:
"In Schroder, Amity Gaige explores the rich, murky realm where parental devotion 
edges into mania, and logic crabwalks into crime. This offbeat, exquisitely written novel
showcases a fresh, forceful young voice in American letters." 

The Economist: 
"It is to the credit of Amity Gaige, an American writer, that her third novel, Schroder, 
transforms this thriller plot into a deeply moving tale...What distinguishes Schroder 
is its insight and language...Ms. Gaige excels at landscapes; her writing has the still, 
clear beauty of a mountain lake." 

 And Kathryn Schulz of New York Magazine:
"It's a mark of how good Schroder is that, upon finishing it, I immediately went out and
read the rest of her work." 

The tell-tale sign of a great writer! And I plan to go out and read all of them myself. 
Stop in if you're in Paris.

American Library in Paris  is located at:

10, rue du General Camou

(Just off the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower)
75007 Paris, France
• Tel. +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60
Tues-Sat: 10h-19h, Sun: 13h-19h.


  1. Good morning Kirsten! Sounds like a load of fun. Reading is one of the great past times no matter where you are, but in Paris? Oh the thought of it! BE WELL! Anita


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