The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Announces New Literary Luncheon Series, “In Conversation at The Carlyle”

March 6, 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 USD125 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 +1 212 570 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.

About The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Situated at the corner of Madison Avenue and 76th Street, The Carlyle has been a classic landmark of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side since 1930. Located just one block from Central Park, The Carlyle is a 35-story, 188-room hotel and is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s most popular art museums.  The original Art Deco design by Dorothy Draper is blended with the legendary American style of Mark Hampton providing a true home-away-from-home feel.  Many of the accommodations have been updated further with a more contemporary flair from designers such as Alexandra Champalimaud and Thierry Despont. Embracing a passion for the arts, pianos grace many of the suites, and most tower rooms have views of Central Park. The Carlyle is also home to the celebrated Café Carlyle and the legendary Bemelmans Bar.

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