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June 2, 2022 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



In just a decade, acclaimed novelist Amor Towles has gone from the world of finance to soaring to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. His blockbuster novels The Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow quickly established Towles as an author to watch. His latest, The Lincoln Highway, has cemented his status in the upper echelon of writers working today. Join The Mark Twain House & Museum for a live, in-person appearance by Towles in conversation with Hartford Public Library CEO Bridget Quinn as they discuss The Lincoln Highway, his extraordinary success, and what lies ahead.

The event will be held at Immanuel Congregational Church, located directly across from The Mark Twain House at 10 Woodland Street. Parking is available at the Twain House and in the medical office lot across the street from Immanuel Congregational Church.

As we do not know the trajectory of the pandemic, we will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry and mandatory masking at this event. We will email you before the event if there will be a change to this policy. For current COVID Safety Protocols, see below.

Tickets are $35/$30 for MTH&M Members and include a signed copy of The Lincoln Highway. To purchase your ticket/book, CLICK HERE.


COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note for this event, we will be requiring guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and to wear a mask throughout the program.

Proof of vaccination OR Negative Covid Test

  • Please be prepared to show your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card.
  • Those who are not eligible for the vaccine or need reasonable accommodation due to a medical exemption or a sincerely held religious belief, must provide proof of one of the following:
    • Negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time, or
    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

Mask Policy

Masks are required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status and must cover the mouth and nose. Food and drinks will NOT be allowed in the church. If a patron does not have an acceptable mask, a mask will be provided.

About Amor Towles

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. His novels Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway have collectively sold more than five million copies and been translated into more than thirty languages. Rules of Civility (2011) was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of the year. The book’s French translation received the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald.

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR.

The Lincoln Highway (2021) debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Towles’s short stories have appeared in the Paris Review (#112), Granta (#148), British Vogue, and Audible Originals. Towles wrote the introduction to Scribner’s 75th anniversary edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night and the Penguin Classics edition of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. “As for Clothing”, Towles’s essay on Walden, appears in the anthology Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau.


Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.


June 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105 United States
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