Hay Adams

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Where literary crowds honor literary masters

Recreating a literary tradition that began in the late 1800s when the homes of John Hay and Henry Adams were the center of Washington's intellectual and social gatherings, The Hay-Adams Author Series hosts outstanding writers in a magnificent setting with great food and drink and lively conversation.

On June 22nd, 2016, Hans Bruland is delighted to invite you to a luncheon with Kristin Hannah for a presentation and signing of her latest work The Nightingale.

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter GardenTrue Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane.

Her novel Home Front has been optioned for the screen by 1492 Films (which produced the Oscar-nominated movie, The Help) with Chris Columbus as director.

Her newest book, The Nightingale, is a singular departure, taking her into the dramatic history of France during the Second World War.

Kristin was born in Southern California and grew up a child of the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington, which she has called home ever since. Aside from her highly successful writing career, she is a dedicated wife and mother.


Books will be available for purchase and signing.

$85 per person (three-course lunch, wine, tax and gratuity included).

Please purchase tickets by June 17th: www.hayadams.com/author-series, jbroz@hayadams.com, or 202.638.6600

Luncheon will take place Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (doors open at 11:30 am)

on Top of The Hay (The Hay-Adams Hotel, 9th floor).

Tickets will be available for purchase on June 3rd.