Author of the award winning YA novels Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
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Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, Hill House Kaufmann Center
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents New York Times
bestselling writer Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, a book the New York Times called a “fiendishly plotted mind game of a novel.” The WWII thriller follows young best friends, Scottish Resistance spy Queenie and British transport pilot Maddie, who have crash-landed in occupied France in 1943. Queenie is captured by the Gestapo and forced to write her confession in order to stay alive.
Her newest novel Rose Under Fire follows 18-year-old transport pilot Rose, as she’s captured and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women’s concentration camp. Through Rose’s struggle to survive, the novel gives a fictionalized account of the horrors of the camp, including the experiments conducted on the “Rabbits,” a group of Polish women who were used as medical guinea pigs, and pays homage to the real women who didn’t survive.
Elizabeth Wein is the New York Times bestselling writer of the young pilots series, which includes the acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, a Printz Honor book and winner of the 2013 Edgar Award, and Rose Under Fire. Raised in Harrisburg, PA by her grandparents after her mother’s death, she spent parts of her early childhood living in Jamaica and England. She received her PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a private pilot license which she’s used to fly throughout the United States, Kenya, and England. Wein currently resides in Scotland with her husband and two children.
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Recommended for ages 14 and up.
More about Wein:
- Review of the 2013 Printz Award Winner Code Name Verity in the New York Times
- Interview with Wein in girls like giants
- Wein’s Author Website
- Follow Wein on Twitter
A book signing will follow the program!
Books for this event will be available for sale from our local and independent book store, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, before and after the program.
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting lifelong interest in reading. The series is in its thirteenth season and is presented in association with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
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