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Unsung Heroines: Women’s Roles in History’s Hinge Moments

Wed, January 31, 2024
Dinner Program
Kate Quinn

The bravery, intelligence, and ingenuity of women has long been overlooked in history’s spotlight moments—but women of the past are stepping out of the shadows. Today’s scholars and authors are delving deep into the past to bring these women out of obscurity and into the spotlight they have long deserved. Kate Quinn, a bestselling author of historical fiction, will discuss the process of researching, writing, and utilizing the historical record in service of telling women’s stories, focusing on the brave real-life heroines whose incredible deeds during linchpin historical epochs such as World War I and World War II inspired her novels The Alice Network, The Rose Code, and her most recent novel The Diamond Eye.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, The Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

Quinn will deliver the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies' 2023-24 Lerner Lecture on Hinge Moments in History.

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