At Home with Literati: Mark Prins & Christopher Castellani

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

We're pleased to welcome Mark Prins to our At Home with Literati Series in support of The Latinist. He'll be joined in conversation by Christopher Castellani.

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About the book:

Tessa Templeton has thrived at Oxford University under the tutelage and praise of esteemed classics professor Christopher Eccles. And now, his support is the one thing she can rely on: her job search has yielded nothing, and her devotion to her work has just cost her her boyfriend, Ben. Yet shortly before her thesis defense, Tessa learns that Chris has sabotaged her career--and realizes their relationship is not at all what she believed.

Driven by what he mistakes as love for Tessa, Chris has ensured that no other institution will offer her a position, keeping her at Oxford with him. His tactics grow more invasive as he determines to prove he has her best interests at heart. Meanwhile, Tessa scrambles to undo the damage--and in the process makes a startling discovery about an obscure second-century Latin poet that could launch her into academic stardom, finally freeing her from Chris's influence.

A contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist is a page-turning exploration of power, ambition, and the intertwining of love and obsession.

Mark Prins is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of fellowships from the Truman Capote Literary Trust, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

Christopher Castellani is the author of four novels, most recently Leading Men, and a collection of essays, The Art of Perspective. He lives in Boston. 

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ISBN: 9780393541274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 4th, 2022