Amor Towles Speaker Profile:
Born in 1964, Amor Towles was raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. From 1991-2012, he worked as an investment professional in New York, where he continues to live in Manhattan with his wife and two children. Towles is a passionate fan of early 20th century painting, 1950’s jazz, 1970’s cop shows, rock & roll on vinyl, manifestoes, breakfast pastries, pasta, liquor, snow-days, Tuscany, Provence, Disneyland, Hollywood, the cast of Casablanca, 007, Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan (early, mid, and late phases), the wee hours, card games, cafes, and the cookies made by both of his grandmothers.
His novel, “Rules of Civility” (2011), was published by Viking/Penguin in July 2011 and hit the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times soon after. The book was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction of that year. The book’s French translation received the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. The book has been published in 15 languages and, in the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film. His second novel, “A Gentleman in Moscow” (2016), was published by Viking/Penguin in September 2016 and became an immediate New York Times bestseller. The book was ranked as one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the St. Louis Dispatch, and NPR. It is also being translated into over 15 languages.
For availability and speaker fees, please contact Amor Towles’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.
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