Join Evenings with an Author (in-person and online*) to discuss The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel with biographer Kati Marton and journalist Thomas Chatterton Williams.
This Fall, Chancellor Merkel, a pillar on the international stage, is expected to step down after a remarkable 16 years in office. This is sure to be a consequential change for Germany, Europe, and the world at large, and whoever takes her place will have very large (modest, practical) shoes to fill. With this event on the horizon, bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and connected political insider Kati Marton’s biography couldn’t be better timed.
About the speakers:
Kati Marton is the author of True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy; Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, among others. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She was born in Hungary and lives in New York City.
Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of Losing My Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, a Columnist at Harper’s, a 2019 New America Fellow and a visiting fellow at AEI. His next book, Nothing Was the Same: The Pandemic Summer of George Floyd and the Shift in Western Consciousness, will be published by Knopf.
*The discussion will be available online and in-person. While the conversation will happen in-person (Marton and Chatterton Williams will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.
The conversation, a part of the Library’s Evenings with an Author series, is sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg.