By Barbara Merguerian
WATERTOWN — Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will mark the publication of his latest novel, The Lioness, in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Kurkjian at the Armenian Museum of America on May 18 at 7 p.m.
Following the success of his last novel Hour of the Witch and the HBO Max’s TV series based on his book The Flight Attendant, the Armenian-American author returns this year with his 23rd publication, described as “a riveting historical thriller.”
Stephen Kurkjian, who will join in the program, is an acclaimed investigative reporter and a founder of the Boston Globe’s famed Spotlight Team. The winner of countless national and regional awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes, he is the author of Master Thieves, the story of the 1990 theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The May 18 event will celebrate the first public program at the Armenian Museum of America since the coronavirus struck two years ago. The museum has been re-opened since June and currently features a new exhibit on “Merchants and Maps” as well as new displays of weapons, fine Armenian jewelry, and contemporary art.
“We are delighted to host the two esteemed authors under the auspices of the museum’s Library Committee, since books continue to be an integral part of our mission and our collection,” explains Executive Director Jason Sohigian. “We are proud to share the re-launch of on-site events with Chris and Steve.”