The Story of a Pioneer in Transgender History
Bestselling author David Ebershoff discusses his debut novel, “The Danish Girl,” which became an Oscar-winning film. He talks about the historical story behind the novel, his research and discovery, and the adaptation process that led to a widely acclaimed film starring Academy Award winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. Book signing follows the talk and Q&A.
David Ebershoff is a writer, editor, and teacher. David Ebershoff's novels include The Danish Girl, adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife, which was adapted into a television movie.
His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lambda Literary Foundation, and the American Library Association. Out magazine has twice featured him on its annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people.
David Ebershoff teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and until recently was an Executive Editor at Random House.
Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for The Danish Girl
Lambda Literary Award for The Danish Girl
Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award
Finalist for the American Library Association Award
Ferro-Grumley Award for excellence in LGBT fiction for The Rose City
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for The Rose City