Bay Area friends, come see me read from my latest at San Francisco LITQUAKE, October 11, 2015 at 12:30pm at Z Space, 450 Florida St...featuring Amanda Cambria playing
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHER'S CONVENTION
I'll be speaking at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association on March 13, 2015, at Chicago's McCormick Center at 11am. The subject will be Eratosthenes and his legacy in world geography. I'll also be signing copies of the new edition of the book. Hope to see you there! http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2015chi
YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL
I'll be reading from "Antigone"s Wake" at the Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 6pm. Check this link for more info, and hope to see you there.
GOES THE CLASSICS
I'll be addressing the New York Classical Club on February 12, 2011,
as part of their winter conference on "The Classics and Contemporary
Culture." All are welcome! Info and tickets available here: http://www.nyclassicalclub.org/events.htm
I'll be reading at Inside Story Time in San Francisco, 6.30-8.30pm,
June 17th, 2010, at Cafe Royale, 800 Post Street @ Leavenworth. The
theme is "Legends". Other participating writers include Christina
Sunley ("The Tricking of Freya") and Anne Finger ("Call
Me Ahab"). Hope to see you there!
Info at www.insidestorytime.com
PAGE IS LIVE
My writer's page is now live on Facebook! Check it out by searching
for "Books by Nicholas Nicastro", and feel free to "become
a fan". I'll be sharing professional news there, and the page affords
The latest foreign language editions of the books are now out
Spanish translations of EMPIRE OF ASHES and THE ISLE OF STONE from Alamut,
and a Greek ANTIGONE'S WAKE from Minoas. Click on the thumbnails to
see enlarged images of the covers.
I'll be meeting readers and signing books at Copperfield's Books in
Petaluma, CA Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:30-3:30pm. The address is 140
Call (707) 762-0563 for information.
I'll be reading from CIRCUMFERENCE, signing books, and chatting about
matters geographical on Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm, at Coffee Catz Restaurant,
6761 Sebastopol Ave #300, Sebastopol, CA. The event is
part of Copperfield Books' "Science Buzz Cafe."
Please call (707)292-5281 for information.
MORE FOREIGN EDITIONS
Two new foreign language editions of the books have appeared latelya
Portuguese EMPIRE OFASHES published by Bertrand Editora, and a Greek
tranlation of THE ISLE OF STONE by Minoas. Both have attractive covers.
Click on the thumbnails to see enlarged images.
conjunction with the publication of ANTIGONE'S WAKE, Ill be reading
and signing books at the following locations this year. Hope to see
NY (The Bookery II, DeWitt Mall)
April 7, 2007. 2 pm. Info 607-273-5055.
Bend, IN (349 Madeleva Hall, St. Mary's College), April 10, 2007.
IA (207 Marston Hall, Iowa State University) April 12, 2007. 4:10pm.
CO (Tattered Cover Bookstore LoDo, 1628 16th Street) August 28,
Info 303-436-9219 ext: 2736
AZ (Clues Unlimited Bookstore, 123 S. Eastbourne) August 31, 2007.
Info (520) 326-8533
Here's an interview with the Ithaca Journal, published as a preview
to my "Course of Empire" presentation at Bookery II. Read
it here (PDF)
AND ANCIENT EMPIRES
I'll be speaking about "The Course of Empire: Athens, Rome, and
America's Imperial Myth" at Bookery II in Ithaca on Sunday, July
30 at 4pm. The program will include readings from THE ISLE OF STONE
and from my upcoming novel. The event will be in the DeWitt Mall atrium,
upstairs from the bookstore. Books will also be available for signing
and purchase. Call 607-273-5055 for further information.
OF ARIZONA DEPT. OF CLASSICS TALK
I'll be reading and answering questions from the Tucson chapter of the
Archaeological Institute of America on Monday, April 24, 2006. The presentation
title is "Et in Arcadia Ego: Coming to Terms with Flawed Heroes
in Historical Fiction". The event will be held in ILC 141 on the
campus of University of Arizona, at 4:30 pm.
OF STONE NOW REQUIRED READING!
Cornell University Professor Barry Strauss has made THE ISLE OF STONE
required reading for History 256: War & Peace in Greece and Rome.
I will also be visiting the class on February 22, 2006 to face my captive
audience (McGraw 165, 2:30pm).
TO SUPPORT U. OF ARIZONA HISTORY DEPT.
I will be reading from THE ISLE OF STONE and meeting readers at Clues
Unlimited Bookstore, 123 S. Eastbourne Ave., Tucson, Arizona on February
16, 2006. The event is part of a series of lectures by novelists to
support the University of Arizona Department of History. Tickets $10,
tax deductible. Please contact Vickie Parker at 520-621-3793 for reservations
I'll be reading, signing books, and chatting with readers at the Constance
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Literary Salon on November 13, 2005.
Other writers on the program include Rachel Wenrick and Ralph Black.
The event will be held at Olivia Restaurant, 381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca,
NY 14850. Refreshments will be available, and reservations are recommendedplease
call Olivia at 607-272-1020. For further information, go to
JAPANESE EDITION PUBLISHED
A Japanese translation of EMPIRE OF ASHES is now available from Seiryu
Publishing Co.. The handsome cover illustration is a detail from "Alexander's
Last Battle" (1529), by Albrecht Altdorfer (ca. 1480-1538).
Click here to see an enlarged image.
HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY
April 23, 2005: Invited speaker at the Phi Alpha Theta Spring Banquet,
Iowa State University, Ames.
2005: I will address the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Archaeological
Institute of America, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University, Goldwin Smith
Hall, Room G-22, at 8:00 P.M. The presentation is entitled Et in
Arcadia Ego: Coming to Terms with Flawed Heroes in Historical Fiction.
Copies of Empire of Ashes will be for sale and signing after
NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
You can hear an archived version of my radio interview for OFF THE PAGE,
WSKG radio, Binghamton, NY on January 25, 2005, at the following site:
How many mistakes did I make in this interview, broadcast live? Surprisingly
RADIO INTERVIEW SCHEDULED
January 25, 2005: On-air INTERVIEW on Off the Page, a one-hour call-in
show on WSKG radio, Binghamton, NY (90.9 FM in Ithaca). Live show airs
at 1pm, repeated at 7pm. For more information go to: http://www.wskg.org/radiowskg.htm