City Lights: Author Amor Towles; Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival

Writer Amor Towles in Milan, Italy in 2017.
Writer Amor Towles in Milan, Italy in 2017.
Credit Luca Bruno / Associated Press, file

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:23: Lois Reitzes talks with author Amor Towles about his book “A Gentleman in Moscow,” the story of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat arrested by the Bolsheviks during the Revolution. Towles will discuss his book April 10 at the Marcus JCC Atlanta at 7:30 p.m..
  • 34:33: Valerie Boyd and Pearl McHaney join Reitzes for a discussion about “Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo.'” The work is the life story of Oluale Kossola, a slave-ship survivor, as told by him to Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston. Boyd and McHaney will take part in a panel discussion about “Barracoon” April 12 at the Georgia Center for the Book in the Decatur Public Library to begin the Lost Southern Voices festival.
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