Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture

Katz JCC Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7:30pm – Open to the Community, LAHN SOCIAL HALL

Daniel Silva, The Other Woman

Cost:  $30/member, $35/guest – Admission includes a copy of his latest book, The Other Woman

VIP Patron Admission: $60.00/person, $65/guest (Includes VIP wine and cheese reception at 6:15pm and autographed book) *Limited VIP tickets available

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva is making the JCC the first stop on his national book tour to discuss his latest novel, The Other Woman. This event will be moderated by Jamie Gangel, award-winning CNN correspondent and Daniel’s wife.

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Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master’s degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and they were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN and became Executive Producer of its talk show unit including shows like Crossfire, Capital Gang and Reliable Sources.

Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva’s most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva’s fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel’s adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva’s next twelve novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, and The English Girl.

 

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