Christopher Castellani to Discuss LEADING MEN via Crowdcast (7/23)
Christopher Castellani, author of LEADING MEN (Penguin Books), will participate in a virtual discussion hosted by Solid State Books (Washington, DC) via Crowdcast on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm (ET).
LEADING MEN is an expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s Italy. With emotional clarity and grace, the book weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century.
Castellani is the author of three previous novels (the trilogy A Kiss from Maddalena, The Saint of Lost Things, and All This Talk of Love) and The Art of Perspective, a book of essays on the craft of fiction. He is the son of Italian immigrants, a Guggenheim fellow, and the artistic director of GrubStreet, one of the country’s leading creative writing centers. He lives in Boston.
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