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Geza Tatrallyay, San Francisco author of twelve books, will reflect on how his early childhood escape from Communist Hungary in 1956 and subsequent contact with the oppression behind the Iron Curtain during and soon after his years at Harvard have marked his life and have provided the interest and material for his writing of not only his memoirs but also his fiction. He will do this by talking about, and reading from, his three published memoirs in his Cold War Escape trilogy, FOR THE CHILDREN (the story of his family’s escape), THE EXPO AFFAIR (the story of three Czechoslovak girls who approached him to help them defect to Canada when he took a year away from his studies at Harvard to work at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan) and THE FENCERS (the story of a Romanian fencer he helped defect to Canada at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where he represented Canada in epée fencing), as well as his works of fiction, the ebook ARCTIC MELTDOWN, and the three books of the “Twisted’ trilogy --TWISTED REASONS, TWISTED TRAFFICK and TWISTED FATES. All three of his memoirs touch on his experiences at Harvard and he his woven some of these real life events into his novels as well.

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Conference Room, 22nd Floor Four Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111-5998