In Conversation with Armando Lucas Correa

ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR

Armando Lucas Correa will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Armando's new novel, The Daughter's Tale, following on from his international bestseller, The German Girl, which Thomas Keneally has praised as "a fascinating and magnificent novel". Armando's session on The German Girl attracted over 1000 people at the 2017 Adelaide Writers Festival.

Based on true events, his new novel, The Daughter's Tale, begins in 1939 when the dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save her children, Amanda flees toward the south of France, where the widow of an old friend of her husband's has agreed to take her in. The Daughter's Tale is a beautifully crafted and unforgettable family saga of love, survival, and redemption. exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children.

Armando Lucas Correa, born in Cuba, is a graduate of The University of Arts in Cuba and has a postgraduate journalism degree from the University of Havana. In 1997, Armando was appointed senior writer at New York's People en Español magazine, the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States with over 7 million monthly readers and he has been the brand's Editor in Chief since 2007.

Meet the Author is delighted that Armando will arrive in Canberra from the United States on June 12 to launch The Daughter's Tale in Australia.

Alex Sloan AM, one of Canberra's best loved personalities and 2017 Canberra Citizen of the year, is a regular conversationalist for ANU Meet the Author events.

Pre-event book signings will be available from 5:30pm and again after the event. This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop and books will be available to purchase. Bar and restaurant facilities are also available in the new Kambri precinct.

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