The White Hart Speaker Series: John Burnham Schwartz

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library


John Burnham SchwartzJohn Burnham Schwartz's THE RED DAUGHTER is a sweeping historical novel and unexpected love story is inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of the Soviet despot Joseph Stalin, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York to throngs of reporters and a nation hungry to hear her story. By her side is Peter Horvath, a young lawyer sent by the CIA to smuggle Svetlana into America.

Novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s father was in fact the young lawyer who escorted Svetlana Alliluyeva to the United States. Drawing upon private papers and years of extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates thae story of an extraordinary, troubled woman’s search for a new life and a place to belong, in the powerful, evocative prose that has made him an acclaimed author of literary and historical fiction.

The Red Daughter is an intimate, intricate look at the collision of geopolitics with a private life: surprising and engaging from beginning to end.”—Jennifer Egan

John Burnham Schwartz is the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest Corner, The Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, he lives in Brooklyn. Author image Melissa Forman.

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Northwest Corner: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980516
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

The Commoner: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400096053
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2009

Claire Marvel: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375719158
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Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2003

Reservation Road (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375702730
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 1999

Bicycle Days (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375702754
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Published: Vintage - April 27th, 1999

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