Win Tickets ($160): Literary Arts Presents An Evening with Amor Towles @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with Amor Towles @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on February 1. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 23.


From our sponsors:
An Evening with Amor Towles
February 1, 2023
7:30-9PM | $21-$85 | All Ages
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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles (Rules of CivilityA Gentleman in Moscow) in celebration of his third novel, The Lincoln Highway.

Praise for The Lincoln Highway:

“Towles’ third novel is even more entertaining than his much-acclaimed A Gentleman in Moscow . . .A remarkable blend of sweetness and doom, [The Lincoln Highway] is packed with revelations about the American myth, the art of storytelling, and the unrelenting pull of history. An exhilarating ride through Americana.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“An absolute beauty of a book. Every character is a gem, the many locations spring to vivid life, the book is an intricate and moving exploration of journeys and the infinite unexpected turns they can take—and somehow Towles makes it all seem effortless. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again.” —Tana French

“Magnificent…Towles is a supreme storyteller, and this one-of-a-kind kind of novel isn’t to be missed.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

“[A] playfully thought-provoking novel… Towles, paying more than a passing nod to Huckleberry Finn, juggles the pieces of his plot deftly, shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussion.” —Booklist, Starred review

Born and raised in the Boston area, Amor Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. Having worked as an investment professional for over twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children. His novels Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway have collectively sold more than five million copies and been translated into more than thirty languages.




  1. Steven Dumais-Clark on January 5, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Amor Towles books were highly recommended to me by a friend at work. After reading his first two books, i have encouraged other friends and family to read them. I’m really looking forward to reading the Lincoln Highway. And, i would love to attend his presentation.

  2. Bob MacKay on January 5, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Maybe this will be the push I need to finish A Gentleman in Moscow 😎

  3. Earl Dizon on January 5, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I’d love to attend a literary event this year. Thanks.

    • Maria Blackwell on January 19, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      I would enjoy that evening listening & hopefully learn something from someone who I admire.

  4. Liz on January 5, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    A Gentleman in Moscow is in my top 5 novels of all time! I’d love to go!

  5. Yolanda Clay on January 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    This should be an amazing evening.

  6. Eva Miller on January 5, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    A fine author…we’re big fans and already support Literary Arts, too. Pick us! Pick us!

  7. Leslie on January 5, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I’m a big fan of Amor Towels, Literary Arts, and the Schnitz. I can’t think of a better event for me to get back out into the world ✨

  8. Suzanne on January 5, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a great event!

  9. Jim on January 5, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Have thoroughly enjoyed his books! Read them all in 2021.

  10. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    I use to be a reading teacher. Does this count?

  11. Bridget Smith on January 6, 2023 at 9:31 am

    If I had a dime for every time I recommend this author…! I’d be honored to meet Mr. Towles.

  12. Marie on January 6, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    I LOVED a Gentleman in Moscow, would love to be picked!

  13. jeanne zuelke on January 10, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    I would love to hear Amor Towles speak, thanks

  14. julie on January 10, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    a well deserved gift for my writer husband +thanks

  15. Carol Trekas on January 11, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    Best selling author. Will he be at Powell’s to sign books? I would like to see him speak.

  16. D. Parks on January 12, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Mr. Towles is one of the most imaginative and articulate authors I’ve had the pleasure of reading. It would be an honor to see him in person. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this drawing.

  17. Deb B on January 17, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed Lincoln Highway and am starting to read A Gentleman in Moscow. It would be a terrific evening to hear Amor Towles speak and learn his perspective on this books.


  18. W on January 17, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Yes, I love Literary Arts!

  19. Mauraboralice on January 17, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I seem immersed in his writings right now: I read The Lincoln Highway over the holidays, am currently reading Rules of Civility, and truly loved A Gentleman in Moscow. It would be a fun outing, for sure!

  20. Joe trekas on January 17, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Would like to take my wife to this. She loves reading.

  21. Julie on January 19, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    I am currently reading this- I would love to attend and get my book autographed ❤️

  22. Diane on January 19, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    I’ve read all his books and just finished The Lincoln Highway so would love to hear him talk about it in person.

  23. Maggie on January 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    This is exactly what I need! Please!

  24. steadygentle on January 19, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    thanks for the chance!

  25. John Mayfield on January 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    My favorite book of the year was Gentleman from Moscow. Would love to hear Mr. Towles.

  26. Jessie on January 19, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    I loved this book! I’ve recommended it to several people. Pick me please!

  27. Jane Swanson on January 21, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Excellent choice for selecting him to speak.

  28. Ed on January 22, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Have only read a couple of his books, but wow!

  29. Jane on January 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Ooooooh, I wanna go

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