On August 22, Stewart was at the Edinburgh Book Festival! Here was the topic that was discussed:
VISIONS OF F SCOTT FITZGERALD
Two different periods of F Scott Fitzgerald’s life are covered in novels from Liza Klaussmann and Stewart O’Nan. In Villa America, Klaussmann has Fitzgerald and Zelda alongside Picasso and Cole Porter as summer guests of two wealthy ex-pats. In O’Nan’s West Of Sunset Zelda is in an asylum leaving Fitzgerald, a struggling artist, trying to reclaim his past glories in Hollywood. Chaired by Stephen McGinty.
Here’s a review of the event:
This entertaining discussion about F. Scott Fitzgerald was like eavesdropping on an animated, cultural conversation during a literary soiree at Gertude Stein’s Parisian apartment.
Stephen McGinty was the charming host with his guests, Liza Klaussmann and Stewart O’Nan who have both published fictional accounts of the glamorous Gatsby-esque life and tragic early death of the American novelist.