Author, Eva Stachniak launches her third new novel The Winter Palace to critical acclaim

Eva Stachniak, Author

Author, Eva Stachniak launched her third novel The Winter Palace to critical acclaim as her story of Catherine The Great is securely set at Number 3 and sure to rise on The Globe and Mail bestsellers list.

Stachniak’s The Winter Palace is a story of power and vulnerability in the court of Empress Elizabeth of Russia at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.  John Barber in The Globe and Mail, praised the award-winning Stachniak for her well researched story…

“With The Winter Palace, her deep personal interest in the history of Eastern Europe has magically coincided with a worldwide surge of interest in her subject, Russian empress Catherine the Great.”

Pulitzer prize winning author Jane Smiley reviewed The Winter Palace and said

The Winter Palace, Eva Stachniak,  464 pages, Doubleday Canada

“…The Winter Palace is filled with a sense of disorienting vastness punctuated by particular rules and charms that people use to give themselves a feeling of control.”

Stachniak, formerly a Professor in the Faculty of Business at Sheridan College, had her first artistic success with her debut novel Necessary Lies which won the award for best new novel in 2000.

“I remember well that I started writing fiction when I was a full time instructor at Sheridan College. My colleagues were, in fact, my first readers, and their encouragement meant and still means a lot to me,” said Stachniak.

Stachniak’s novels Necessary Lies and her second novel Garden of Venus have successfully sold world-wide and have been translated into several languages.

Stachniak’s new novel The Winter Palace has had foreign release and is already selling well in the United States, U.K. and Europe and is currently being translated into Polish, Dutch and German for the foreign markets.

“I am delighted that The Winter Palace has met with such overwhelming interest and support. I like to think that every novel I finish is better than the previous one, but in the end all a writer can do is tell a story. The rest depends on readers,” said Stachniak.[slideshow]

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