Praise for The Secret History

"A penetrating analysis certain to compel a major reassessment of the Nabokov canon."
— starred review, Booklist

"...a brilliant examination that adds to the understanding of an inspiring and enigmatic life."
— starred review, Kirkus

"Highly recommended for all Nabokov fans..."
— starred review, Library Journal

"Certainly the most remarkable and insightful book on Vladimir Nabokov in many years."
— Michael Maar, author of Speak, Nabokov and The Two Lolitas

"... an intriguing and provocative new take on one of the giants of modern American letters."
— Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion: 1914-1918 and other books

"... a feat of fascinating literary detective work ..."
— Christopher Goffard, author of You Will See Fire and Snitch Jacket

"A wide-ranging introduction to Nabokov's life and work as well as a game-changer for those readers who thought they knew his writing cold."
— Steven Belletto, author of No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives (Oxford U. Press)

Next up: readings in San Francisco and West Hollywood

Hello, California! I’m heading out Wednesday to bring The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov to you. Here’s the schedule of events for the week:

Wednesday, June 12, I’ll be at The Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco, reading at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, I’ll be part of the group event “Why There Are Words” at Studio 333 on Caledonia Street in Sausalito. Doors open at 7:00, and tickets are required. The theme is “Transitions.”

Friday, June 14, I’ll be at Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, starting at 7:00 pm.

After that I’ll be on summer hiatus from events, researching my next book. But it looks like I’ll head to Canada this fall for a few dates. I’ll update the site as soon as I have more information…



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