Kentucky Author Forum Presents
Masha Gessen, author of

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Interviewer- Clarissa Ward, Senior International Correspondent, CNN

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and biographer of Vladimir Putin. Now she details how, in the space of a generation, Russia has surrendered to a new strain of autocracy. The Washington Post has described her newest book as “Ambitious, timely, insightful and unsparing … a sweeping intellectual history of Russia over the last 4 decades, told through a Tolstoyan gallery of characters….”

Clarissa Ward joined CNN in 2015 from CBS News, where she served as foreign correspondent. Prior to that, she spent 2 years in Moscow for ABC News. She interviewed Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid at the Author Forum in 2012.

5:00 PM – Carmichael’s Book Sale – Wine & Cheese provided by Brown-Forman
6:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM – Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
8:15 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author, location TBA
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer
*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum