Ruta Sepetys is not afraid of difficult topics. Her historical novels, Between Shades of Gray, Salt to the Sea and Fountains of Silence, tackle tales of refugees, dictatorships, even genocide.
So how does a former Nashville songwriter become a bestselling young adult author on such heavy material? By telling universal human stories.
In the next live taping of the podcast Movers & Thinkers, WPLN’s Emily Siner will talk to Ruta about bringing nearly forgotten historical moments back to life. Join us for the conversation at Nashville Public Radio on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
Ruta Sepetys is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of historical fiction. Her debut novel, Between Shades of Gray, was hailed as “superlative” (New York Times Book Review) and “an engrossing and poignant story of the fortitude of the human spirit” (Associated Press). Her most recent novel, Fountains of Silence, was named the best YA book of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly. Sepetys is considered a “crossover” novelist: Her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels are published in more than 60 countries and 40 languages. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. She lives with her family in Nashville.
Please note: No outside books or other author/book paraphernalia are allowed into the event. All books must be purchased onsite.