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January 25 • 12:00 pm
In the glittering and ruthlessly competitive world of opera, Maria Callas was known simply as la divina: the divine one. In this new novel, Daisy Goodwin brings to life a woman whose extraordinary talent, unremitting drive and natural chic made her a legend. But it was only in confronting the heartbreak of losing the man she loved that Maria Callas found her true voice and went on to triumph.
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Copies of Diva are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. _____________________________________________________________
About the Author: Daisy Goodwin is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter. She attended Columbia University’s film school as a Harkness scholar after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University and was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She is the screenwriter and executive producer of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria. She lives in London.
About the Moderator: Rasheed Newson is the author of My Government Means to Kill Me. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. Rasheed’s writing career began when he partnered up with T.J. Brady, and together they were hired as staff writers on the Fox drama “Lie to Me.” As a writing team, Rasheed and T.J. have worked on “Bel-Air,” “The Chi,” and “Narcos,” among other drama series. Rasheed and T.J. are currently executive producers of “Bel-Air.” Rasheed lives with his husband and their two children in Pasadena, California. _____________________________________________________________
Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord.