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An Author's Evening with Eva Stachniak

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The Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65th Street

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Please join us for an evening with Eva Stachniak, the award-winning and internationally bestselling author as she discusses her latest novel The Chosen Maiden (Bogini tańca) inspired by the life and art of Bronislava (Bronia) Njinska, Vaslav Nijiski’s sister, a remarkable ballerina and groundbreaking choreographer. Born to Polish parents in Russia, having lived through fascinating and tragic events of early 20th century Europe, Nijinska was—for the last 30 years of her life—an American citizen.

Dean Karayanis, Creator and Host at History Author Show will lead the book discussion.


“I absolutely adored The Chosen Maiden! Such masterful, sensitive writing, I was immersed from the first page to the last. Eva Stachniak illuminates those historic pathways, blazed at such personal cost, by the ‘dance-greats.’ Most of all, I loved the humanizing of these characters—Bronia, Vaslav, Sergei Diaghilev—who imprinted their genius on our culture, whose names are so familiar, but whose origins and inner lives were not—until now.” - Veronica Tennant, author of "On Stage, Please," Filmmaker, Prima Ballerina.

The Chosen Maiden and other books by Eva Stachniak will be available for purchase and author signing.

The event is co-hosted with Elzbieta Kieszczynska, EK Polish Bookstore.

Attendance is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration required.


Eva Stachniak is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of four novels. The Winter Palace was a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and made The Washington Post’s most notable fiction list in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from McGill University. Born and raised in Poland, she moved to Canada in 1981, and lives in Toronto. The Chosen Maiden, her fifth novel, has just been published. MORE

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