FORA.tv Speaker - C.W. Gortner
C.W. Gortner's novel THE LAST QUEEN is a Marin Independent Journal bestseller and is currently being translated into eight languages.
His fascination with history, in particular the Renaissance, is a lifetime pursuit. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California and has taught university seminars on the 16th century. In addition, he travels extensively to research his books. He has experienced life in a medieval Spanish castle and danced a galliard in a Tudor great hall; dug through library archives all over Europe; and tried to see and touchâ€”or, at least, gaze at through impenetrable museum glassâ€”as many artifacts of the era as he can find.
He has served on the board of the Women's National Book Association/SF Chapter, an organization that promotes literacy, and he's a regular contributor to the Historical Novels Review and Solander, publications of the Historical Novel Society. He is also a passionate advocate for animal rights and environmental issues.
Raised in MÃ¡laga, Spain, C.W. Gortner is half-Spanish by birth and fully bilingual. He currently lives in Northern California.
10.25.08 | 00:54:29 min
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