Elizabeth Kostova Interview

January 24th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Elizabeth Kostova made history with the publication of The Historian, her novel about Vlad the Impaler on whom the original Dracula was modeled, which was translated into 44 languages. The book sold some 4 million copies and a film is in the works. Now after 5 years Elizabeth has written a novel called The Swan Thieves, about Robert Oliver, a gifted artist who attacks a painting in The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Why does he do it? Who is Leda? Join me and meet Elizabeth Kostova who knows the answers to these and any other questions you may have about Robert, or Vlad, or Swans, or love. She is a professor of literature at the University of Michigan as well as a talented writer. . . and very charming. Just cover your neck at night.

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