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Eva Stachniak

Eva Stachniak

Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts

Eva Stachniak, born and raised in Wrocław, Poland, came to Canada in 1981 on scholarship to the Department of English, McGill University, in Montreal. In Poland she taught English literature at the University of Wroclaw. In Canada she has been a radio broadcaster and college English and Humanities lecturer. She holds a Ph.D. in English from McGill University.

Her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000.  She is an internationally best-selling author of historical novels: Garden of Venus, The Winter Palace, Empress of the Night, The Chosen Maiden, and most recently The School of Mirrors. 

Eva Stachniak lives in Toronto, 

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
TORONTO
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
fiction, historical fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English and Polish

Publications

The School of Mirrors. 2022, Doubleday
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Behind the book presentation on the research and writing of The School of Mirrors which takes place in the 18th century Palace of Versailles and in the streets of Paris during the French Revolution.

Presentation Length:
40 minutes
Genre:
Historical fiction
Grades:
Adults
Audience Size:
20 and up
Presenation:
To be determined.
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

I present the "Behind the Book" history. 

For The School of Mirrors I cover the 18th century Palace of Versailles and Paris during the French Revolution.

School Presentation Length:
from 20-40 minutes
School Intended Audience:
Higher grades, history and humanities students
School Audience Size:
40
School Presentation Fee:
To be determined.
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes