Douglas Cowie with Liza Klausmann at Waterstones Covent Garden


Douglas Cowie, author of the intoxicating new novel Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago, will join award-winning writer Liza Klausmann (Tigers in Red Weather, Villa America) in a discussion about literature in the jazz age, and novels featuring real historical characters.

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago is a sharp and intimate re-imagining of the turbulent love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren. Based on the two-decade long relationship between these literary luminaries, the novel asks what it means to love and be loved by the right person at the wrong time.

Liza Klausmann’s bestselling Tigers in Red Weather (2012) is a dramatic mystery set in glamourous Martha’s Vineyard in the 1950s and it won her the New Writer of the Year category at the National Book Awards. Her new novel, Villa America, takes place in the 1920s on the French Riviera where Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos are all summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy.

Tickets cost £3 and include a glass of wine. Both authors will take questions and sign copies of their books. For more information contact Waterstones Covent Garden on 0207 8 36 6757.