Commencement exercises for the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2020. A ticket is required for this event. Doors will open to those without a ticket at 9:20 am.Find out more »
Join author Marie Benedict as she discusses her acclaimed new novel, The Only Woman in the Room and explores the common theme throughout all her books – women who play pivotal roles in history but go unnoticed. In her most recent work of historical fiction, Benedict looks at the remarkable life of Austrian-born American film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr. The New York Times raves, “[Benedict is] a novelist who’s made a career writing about ‘the only woman in the room’… In Benedict’s telling, the story is a ready-made thriller as well as a feminist parable.” A reception and book-signing will immediately follow the event.
About Marie Benedict: Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women — and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The next novel in this series is the USA Today bestselling Carnegie’s Maid — which released in January of 2018 — and the book that followed is the New York Times bestseller The Only Woman In The Room, which published in January of2019. In January of 2020, Lady Clementine will be released. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.