AViD Presents: Amor Towles

  • Overview

    The Des Moines Public Library presents Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD)! Now in its 18th season, the annual series delights and entertains hundreds of Iowans each year by bringing in noteworthy authors for engaging conversations.

    Towles’ newest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, was touted as one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book follows the life of a Russian aristocrat placed under house arrest as the Russian Revolution unfolds.