Amor Towles' 2016 novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow," is about a Russian aristocrat confined for decades to a luxury hotel while the world changes outside its doors. Towles' first novel, "The Rules of Civility," brought 1930s and 40s New York City to life. Towles joins us in a special broadcast from the Oakland Public Library's 81st Avenue branch to talk about his writing, the connective power of books and what fiction can achieve that nonfiction writing cannot.
Forum on the Road: Novelist Amor Towles on the Art of Writing and Reading Fiction
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Amor Towles, novelist, "A Gentleman in Moscow"