Join author Henriette Lazaridis for a virtual discussion of her new book Terra Nova on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm at the Main Library. Please register for the Zoom link.
Henriette Lazaridis grew up in the Boston area, the only child of expat parents, speaking Greek as her first language. Her earliest encounters with stories came through the episodes from the Odyssey that her father told her at bedtime. Since hearing those tales of the traveler looking for his home, she has been interested in the issues of exile and nostalgia, belonging and identity, which she explored in her debut novel THE CLOVER HOUSE and in various essays and stories.
A lifelong fascination with explorer Robert Falcon Scott led her to write the novel TERRA NOVA (December 6, 2022, Pegasus Books) about two fictional Antarctic explorers in 1910 and the woman who loves them both.
Besides TERRA NOVA and THE CLOVER HOUSE (a Boston Globe best-seller), she has published work in venues including ELLE magazine, Narrative Magazine, Forge, Salamander, New England Review, The Millions, The New York Times, and the Huffington Post.
Her devotion to storytelling led her to degrees in English literature from Middlebury College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to teach English literature at Harvard for ten years before quitting to write full time and raise her two children who are now fully -formed adults. She now teaches writing at GrubStreet in Boston and runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece.
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