Sciolino will chat about her latest, a book that is a love letter to Paris and the river that determined its destiny.
Edmund White, writing for The New York Times, exclaims, “Sciolino is a graceful, companionable writer… [She] has laid one more beautiful and amusing wreath on the altar of the City of Light.”
Blending memoir, travelogue, and history, master storyteller and longtime foreign correspondent Sciolino explores the Seine through its lively characters - a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer - and follows it from the remote plateaus of Burgundy through Paris and to the sea. The Seine is a vivid, enchanting portrait of the world’s most irresistible river.
Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times. She is the author of the bestsellering The Only Street in Paris. She writes from and has lived in Paris since 2002.