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Julie Orringer Virtual Event
July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Julie Orringer for a virtual author event to celebrate the paperback release of her masterful historical novel, The Flight Portfolio, inspired by the World War II story you’ve never heard–the real-life quest of an unlikely hero to save the lives and work of Europe’s great minds from the impending Holocaust.
Julie will be joined in conversation by Nell Freudenberger, author of Lost and Wanted.
This event will be hosted on the Zoom platform.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event on Thursday, July 16.
Copies of The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer are available now at Magic City Books. You can purchase in the store or online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-flight-portfolio/154
Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger is also available at Magic City Books or you can purchase online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/lost-and-wanted/179.
About The Flight Portfolio
In 1940, Varian Fry–a Harvard educated American journalist–traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall.
JULIE ORRINGER is the author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridge, a novel , and the short-story collection How to Breathe Underwater, both New York Times Notable Books. She is the winner of The Paris Review‘s Plimpton Prize and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn.