Amor Towles hails from the Boston area. He graduated from Yale College and later earned his Masters in English from Stanford University.
His first novel, Rules of Civility was a New York Times Best Seller and was named by Wall Street Journal as one of the best books for 2011. for Fiction. The Gentleman from Moscow is his second novel.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children. Read more about Amor Towle. Go to his website at http://www.amortowles.com/. Cool video on his latest novel.
is reading "A Gentleman in Moscow" written by Amor Towles.
Amor Towles, author of A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, at the Penguin Random House Open Book Event 2016
Author Quotes: "Writing is a craft. It’s not a mystical state. It’s not a single emotion. It is craft. I like to think of it is as a great tennis player. Agassi did not have a great forehand. Agassi had 100 great forehands, each of which he has mastered by repetitive work. Because he’s trained himself so well in each of those different forehands, the forehand presents itself to him without thought as the perfect response to the ball that’s coming at him. Writing, same thing." Amor Towles
Amor Towles Interview: How I Write
September 30, 201e
The Writer Hilary Casavant
Book Review “As we become acquainted with Rostov, we realize he is a dinosaur: one of the last Russian gentlemen of his era. He is a symbol of the Elysian days that one character says “belonged in the past... with waistcoats and corsets, with quadrilles and bezique, with the ownership of souls, the payment of tribute, and the stacking of icons in the corner.” Russian Life, Under Review, Paul E. Richardson, Jan/Feb 2017
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