Live! from the Library welcomes bestselling author C.W. Gortner who will look at his two recent heroines in historical fiction, examining how Marlene Dietrich and Coco Chanel reacted to the changing mores of their times, the pursuit and price of fame, and their individual reactions to the perils of World War II. Marlene and Mademoiselle Chanel will be available for purchase and signing. REGISTER NOW>
Gortner’s novels have enjoyed international success and have been translated into twenty-one languages, with over 400-thousand copies sold. He began writing full-time in 2012, following an eleven year career in fashion and a twelve years in the public health sector. Half-Spanish by birth and raised in southern Spain, Gortner now lives in Northern California.
Live! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek Libraries.