Author Jennifer Ciotta will discuss her debut novel I, Putin on April 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm at The Scarsdale Public Library.
I, Putin explores now third-term Russian President Vladimir Putin’s controversial and unorthodox response to his first crisis as president. Through the eyes of a first person Vladimir Putin, and his personal aide Gosha, discover what motivates the man behind Russia. Is he the cold, ruthless Vladimir Putin we know, or is he … human?
Jennifer Ciotta’s work won Honorable Mentions at the New York Book Festival & Hollywood Book Festival in 2012. I, Putin received stellar reviews from Alternate History Weekly, International Policy Digest, Doug Noll Radio Show, Amazon & Goodreads. USA Today Magazine featured a 200-word excerpt in its May 2012 edition.
Author and NYU graduate, Jennifer Ciotta, obtained a Masters Degree in Russian studies and creative writing which culminated into this novel and a thesis studying Putin’s KGB mentality. Ciotta was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Estonia—a main setting for the book —from 2000-2002. Ciotta has had short stories published in Del Sol Review and New Voices in Fiction. Besides her writing career, she is a book manuscript editor at Pencey X Pages and an advisory editor at Author Salon, a writer’s community that connects writers, agents and publishing house editors.
“Since the launch of the speaker series, The Scarsdale Library has welcomed authors from a variety of fields to discuss topics of importance to local community. We are pleased offer an intimate forum for up and coming author Jennifer Ciotta to discuss such a dynamic international figure,” said Elizabeth Bermel, Director of The Scarsdale Library.
There is no charge to attend the author appearances, and all are welcome.
The Scarsdale Public Library is located at 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583