Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman presents Barry Unsworth
Date: Wed. January 21, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
Program: Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman
About this event:
Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman presents acclaimed British author Barry Unsworth, winner of the Booker Prize, in conversation about his new historical novel.
Land of Marvels unfolds in 1914 during the death throes of the Ottoman Empire, in present-day Iraq. While Western nations struggle unscrupulously for a slice of Mesopotamia, a British archeologist tries desperately to preserve the fantastic treasures he's unearthed, even as an encroaching railroad - and the search for oil - threaten to destroy his life's work. Part thriller, part historical fiction, part compelling melodrama, Land of Marvels is a fascinating novel that opens a timely window onto the past.
Writers on the Record with Victoria Lautman is a partnership with the Chicago Public Library and 98.7WFMT Radio. The interview will be broadcast on Sunday, January 25th.