Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 pm, McCall Middle School, 458 Main Street, Winchester.
Barbara Shapiro, author of this year’s Winchester Reads selection, The Muralist, will discuss her research into the 1930s and 1940s as well as her writing process.
Q&A and book signing will follow.
About the Author
B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists—including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle—and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel. Learn more about B.A. Shapiro.
About The Muralist
Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of today’s New York art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism.
Reviews for The Muralist
“An expertly constructed, riveting tale of art, politics, love and consequences in the Depression Era. I admire so much the way B.A. Shapiro vividly brigs to life this passionate world of the past—it rings with originality and authenticity. What a compelling read!”
—Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins
“I’m a great fan of B.A. Shapiro, especially her new novel The Muralist. It is a tantalizing mystery, as well as an involving meditation on the meaning of art over time.”
—Scott Turow, author of Identical
About Winchester Reads
Winchester Reads, now in its 16th year, is a community-wide reading event sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation and coordinated by the Winchester Public Library, the Winchester Multicultural Network, Book Ends, and many enthusiastic volunteers.