In the Name of the Family

Sarah Dunant

In the Name of the Family
Event Number: 87
Tickets: $26.00

In the Name of the Family

Sarah Dunant

Sunday, October 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St.

Murder, poison, corruption and nepotism: all perfect ingredients for sensational contemporary storytelling. But they’re also ingredients that made the Borgia family of Italy infamous more than 500 years ago. Bestselling author Sarah Dunant presents a sumptuous illustrated lecture that reveals the tireless research that went into her new novel, In the Name of the Family, set in Renaissance Italy in the final years of the House of Borgia. You’ll meet the wily, charismatic womanizer Pope Alexander, his sociopathic son Cesare and his daughter Lucrezia, who transforms from “the greatest whore in Rome” to duchess of Ferrara. Dunant slyly shows that history has a knack of repeating itself. Dunant received a standing ovation for her last illustrated lecture at the Writers Fest. Don’t miss this one!

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Sarah Dunant

United Kingdom

Sarah Dunant is an internationally-acclaimed author and bestseller of historical fiction. She writes reviews for The New York Times, The Guardian and The Times and sits on the editorial board of the Royal Academy magazine. She teaches a Renaissance studies course at Washington University and is a creative writing fellow at Oxford Brookes University. Her thorough research is reflected in the vivid historical periods she delves into and the believable and interesting women she writes. In the Name of the Family, Dunant’s latest, focuses on the strong ties of one of the most notorious families of Renaissance Italy: the Borgias.

sarahdunant.com