Past Events

Here's a link to my Personal Best essay in the December/January 2020 issue of The AARP Magazine!

January 28-31, 2020

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory, Rancho Mirage, CA
The Rancho Mirage Library is recognized as California’s best public library.

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Festival Writers

February 2019

The American University in Cairo
The Author's Visit
Katherine Nouri Hughes
Author of The Mapmaker's Daughter
Sponsored by the Academy of Liberal Arts

December 2018

Best Selling Author Series
The Writing Center
Hunter College
New York, NY

July 2018

Bernard Lewis: Appreciating a Scholar of Consequence

Washington, DC

Katherine Nouri Hughes, speaking at the Institute for Near East Policy colloquium in memory of Professor Bernard Lewis, July 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
April 2018

Authors on Park
New York City

Book the Writer
New York City

November 2017

The Princeton Club
New York City

The Milken Institute
Santa Monica, CA

October 2017

Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Resources for media, publishers
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The Mapmaker's Daughter by Katherine Nouri Hughes

“[An] absorbing historical novel… compellingly interlaces public history and intimate conjecture.” The New Yorker

“When the fiction is good, the history is usually distorted, and on the rare occasions when the history is good, the fiction is usually less interesting than the straight historical narrative. This novel is a remarkable exception... part history, part fiction, it is enthralling.” ― Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University

“Hughes has richly imagined the life of a remarkable historical figure... readers who enjoy in-depth historical detail and court intrigue will be riveted.” Library Journal

“Based on a historical event of rare improbability—the rise in the sixteenth century of a daughter of Venice to the rank of Queen Mother in the mighty Ottoman Empire—this novel is a gorgeous feat of imagination, a stellar work by a gifted writer.” ― Arnold Rampersad, Stanford University, author of Ralph Ellison