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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Announces New Literary Luncheon Series, “In Conversation at The Carlyle”
Mar. 06, 2013
New York, NY – March 2013 – The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, in conjunction with Random House Publishing Group, announces a new luncheon and literary series at the famed property. Each In Conversation at The Carlyle event includes a three-course lunch followed by an intimate chat with each prestigious author and a signed personalized copy of their latest book.
On Monday, April 1, Dr. Maya Angelou will be the featured author of the first In Conversation event this spring. The second will be hosted by Pulitzer Prize winner, Anna Quindlen, on Tuesday, May 7, followed by bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld on Thursday, June 27.
“We are thrilled to not only partner with Random House, but also so honored to welcome these renowned authors to The Carlyle,” says Giovanni Beretta, Managing Director.
The three-course luncheon will begin in The Carlyle Restaurant at 12:30 p.m. and guests will then move into the famed Café Carlyle for the intimate discussion with each author. The cost per event is $125 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), including the prix fix menu, one glass of wine and a signed personalized copy of the book. For reservations to the In Conversation series, please call The Carlyle directly at 212-570-7109.
Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her groundbreaking autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written two cookbooks, five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved, three books of essays, including Letter to My Daughter, and six long-form poems, including “Mother” and “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton. Her upcoming memoir Mom & Me & Mom will be published on April 2, and tells the story of her relationship with her mother.
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction and self-help bestseller lists. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at the New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear. She is the author of six novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, and Every Last One. Her memoir—Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake—was a #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover, and will be published in paperback on April 23.
Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, and American Wife, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her forthcoming novel, Sisterland, will be published on June 25. Her nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Allure, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio’s “This American Life.” She graduated from Stanford and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
Standing at the corner of 76th Street and Madison Avenue, The Carlyle has been an enduring landmark for East Side social life since 1930. The internationally acclaimed hotel has always been ranked amongst the best in the world, and was named Top Hotel in New York City in Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels list in 2010 and one of the top 20 U.S City Hotels by Harper’s Hideaway’s 2007, 2008 and 2009 Reader Survey. The Carlyle's new Sense, A Rosewood Spa® was named one of the top 50 Hottest Spas of 2009 by Conde Nast Traveler. The Carlyle is a 35-story, 188-room hotel that has long understood the aesthetic sensibilities of its clientele and is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s most popular art museums. Embracing a passion for the arts, pianos grace many of the suites, and most tower rooms have views of Central Park. Follow the latest news through the hotel’s social media channels on twitter @TheCarlyleHotel or facebook.com/thecarlylehotel.
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