A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

(2018 Selection)

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About the Author

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Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller and was named as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. Both novels have been translated into over fifteen languages. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, Mr. Towles now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Amor Towles's website

Amor Towles’s book group sets a very high bar (Boston Globe, July 14, 2017)

Amor Towles Interview (Audio - Author Stories Podcast, June 27, 2017)

Author Q&A: Amor Towles (The Clarion-Ledger, January 29, 2017)

Amor Towles' 6 Favorite Books (The Week, November 20, 2016)

World-Building from the Inside Out: Interview with Amor Towles (Audio - DIY MFA, October 12, 2016)

Amor Towles, a Gentleman in Gramercy Park (The New York Times, September 23, 2016)

Amor Towles Interview: How I Write (The Writer, September 30, 2013)

(Video - Authorcuts, September 5, 2016)

Amor Towles and A Gentleman in Moscow

Interview with Amor Towles (TBPL Off the Shelf, May 3, 2017)

'A Gentleman in Moscow' (Audio - WHYY Radio Times, May 1, 2017)

This Week on Well Read TV: Amor Towles Talks about 'A Gentleman in Moscow' (Video - The Booklist Reader, October 19, 2016)

A Gentleman In Moscow - Interview with Amor Towles (Audio - PRX, Good Books Radio, September 16, 2016)

The Hotel That Inspired Amor Towles' 'A Gentleman in Moscow' (Conde Nast Traveler, September 7, 2016)

Idea For 'Gentleman In Moscow' Came From Many Nights In Luxury Hotels (NPR, Morning Edition, September 6, 2016)

Amor Towles: An outsized life in a Russian hotel (BookPage, September 2016)

(Video - Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2016)

Banished to Luxury: Amor Towles (Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2016)

(Video - PBS Book View Now, May 17, 2016)

Amor Towles and Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility: Q & A with Amor Towles (from the author's website)

(Video - Deschutes Library, May 22, 2012)

(Video - The TV Book Club, March 2, 2012)

“Rules of Civility” author Amor Towles (Video - Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review, December 2, 2011)

'Rules of Civility' takes on loyalty and the choices we make (CNN, October 14, 2011)



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