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    Amor Towles: The Lincoln Highway

    Wed 27 Oct, 6.45pm UTC
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
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    Novilist Amor Towles
    Bill Hayes

    Join Amor Towles, the bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, to herald the arrival of his new novel of old friendships, new beginnings and (mis)adventures, in a conversation with the writer Sam Leith.

    Set in 1950s America, The Lincoln Highway tells the story of 18-year-old Emmett Watson as he makes his way home from the juvenile work farm where he has just served 15 months for involuntary manslaughter. He sets out across the country in search of a new life with his younger brother in tow, and some unexpected stowaways from the work farm who leave us wondering: with friends like these, who needs enemies?

    Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. The two novels have collectively sold more than 4 million copies and have been translated into more than 30 languages, garnering fans including Barack Obama and Bill Gates. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    Dates & times

    Wed 27 Oct, 6.45pm UTC

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    • Standard entry£10*
    • Concessions25%**


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