Monday, September 29 2014 – 6:30-8:00 pm
The New York Public Library (NYPL)
455 Fifth Avenue
Biographer Alina García-Lapuerta will discuss her book, La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess who Captivated Havana, Madrid and Paris, chronicling the story of the acclaimed singer, salon hostess and Cuba’s earliest female author. Mercedes defied all the odds as a 19th century woman, and unraveling her life leads to the little known worlds of colonial Cuba, Napoleonic Spain and the Paris of Balzac and Chopin.
The proposed program includes:
- Introduction, including images of Old Havana by Hermes Mallea author of Great Houses of Havana
- Presentation and reading by the author, including a power point/video presentation with related illustrations
- Q&A with author led by Hermes Mallea
- Book signing
Read more at NYPL.org
Architect Hermes Mallea is a partner in the New York design firm, M(Group). He is the author of Great Houses of Havana (The Monacelli Press 2012) and Escape, The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour (Rizzoli Oct. 2014).
His website is GreatHousesOfHavana.com