On Tuesday…Library’s author series begins with Lyons

The Greenwich Library author series is poised to begin this week with a noted film critic’s memoirs and two other dynamic authors over the next few weeks.

Film critic Jeffrey Lyons, Cézanne biographer Alex Danchev and 2012 Orange Prize winner Madeline Miller are just three of 10 authors who will speak at Greenwich Library this fall. The series features something for everyone, including fans of film, art, fiction, music, cuisine and décor. All events will take place in the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library starting at 7 p.m.

The series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with film critic Jeffrey Lyons, author of Stories My Father Told Me. Mr. Lyons, the son of acclaimed New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, recounts his father’s life amongst the 20th century’s most iconic figures such as Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway. Mr. Lyons has enjoyed a four decade career in print, radio and television as an author and acclaimed film critic and has hosted three national film review shows including Reel Talk, Sneak Previews and MSNBC’s At the Movies.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, author Janet Wallach will discuss The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age. If you look into Greenwich history and real estate you may find stories of Hetty Green and her daughter Hetty Sylvia Howland Wilks Green. The Richest Woman in America is a biography of Ms. Green, America’s first female tycoon and an iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least $100 million, which is equal to more than $2 billion today. A strong believer in female financial independence, she offered valuable lessons for the present.

Ms. Wallach is the author of several nonfiction books including New York Times Notable Book Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell.

Then, on Oct. 4, satisfy your taste for adventure with Naomi Duguid’s Burma: Rivers of Flavor. Part cookbook and part travelogue, Ms. Duguid introduces the salads, stews and meats of Burma and explores the culinary crossroads between China, India and Southeast Asia. She will also share photographs from her numerous journeys to Burma over the past 30 years.

Ms. Duguid is the author of Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet; a contributing editor at Saveur and a columnist at Cooking Light.

More events will be held in the weeks and months to come. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933 or Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922 or visit Greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event through Diane’s Books. This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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