American Author Eric Lee visits Prosperos Books for book Signing
On Friday, May 20, author Eric Lee presented his two most recent books at Prospero's. The Experiment: Georgia's Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921, available in English and Georgian, tells the story of the first Georgian republic. His second book on Georgian history, Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge - April-May 1945, also available in the two languages, is set in what he described as 'a darker time' when young Georgian men had to choose between the two nightmares of Nazism and Stalinism. After a short presentation about the two books, Lee did a reading from Night of the Bayonets which was followed by a lively Q&A session with the audience.
Lee is currently a Writer in Residence at the Writers' House in Tbilisi where he is working on his next book on a Georgian theme - telling the story of the August 1924 uprising in Georgia against Bolshevik rule. The Experiment has been a Prospero's best-seller since it was first published in 2018 and has gone through several re-printings in its Georgian edition. The English edition has also now sold off, but Prospero's was fortunately able to order the last remaining copies from the U.K. publisher. The Georgian editions of both books were published by Ziari Press and translated by Keti Kantaria.