TITLE: Daniel Silva: 2009 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Daniel Silva
EVENT DATE: 09/26/2009
RUNNING TIME: 27 minutes
New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Daniel Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying best-selling debut, "The Unlikely Spy," a novel of love and deception set during the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, "The Mark of the Assassin" and "The Marching Season," were also instant New York Times best-sellers and starred two of Silva's most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva's fourth novel, "The Kill Artist," that would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon. Although Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel's adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva's next nine novels. "The Defector" (2009) is the latest Gabriel Allon adventure and sequel to "Moscow Rules" (2008). Silva lives in Washington, D.C.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2009