Author Diane Saxton on Her Novel Peregrine Island

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In her debut novel Peregrine Island, Diane Saxton explores the mysteries behind three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it and those who would do anything to possess it. Their quiet lives are turned upside down when two art “experts” show up to appraise their beloved family heirloom. In this novel that brings the Sound to vibrant life, not even a painting can be taken at face value: “For what you see, or think you see on Peregrine Island, is seldom what it seems.”

Diane B. Saxton was a journalist with Vanity Fair UK, Holiday Magazine, and Greenwich Review, and covered everything from torture victims to psychics, animal rights activists, exotic travel and movie producers. A new chapter opened up for her after interviewing Amnesty International US founder Hannah Grunwald. Alarmed that the stories of incredible and influential lives such as Grunwald’s could be lost as the Greatest Generation passes, Saxton began capturing their histories and compiled them into a 1,000 page biographical collection, which became the inspiration for her next novel. 

Auhor photo credit Elena Siebert.


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