Elizabeth Kostova’s latest novel The Shadow Land was the subject of a fascinating discussion between Kostova and Wellington author Tracy Farr, held at Unity Books on Tuesday 22nd August. Set in Bulgaria, where Connecticut born Kostova has lived and worked for a number of years, The Shadow Land offers a window into another world and a meditation on the place where personal and national grief intersect. A keen audience of readers offered questions on working as a writer in a foreign culture, the balance between factual research and narrative thrust in fiction writing, and the inspiration for a certain canine character.
It was a pleasure to host Elizabeth on her antipodean speaking tour and Unity Books wishes her all the best as she travels on to Christchurch and Australia.
Our thanks go to Tracy Farr for her insightful line of questioning.