Bestselling Thriller Novelist Andrew Kaplan in San Miguel
By Frank Gaydos
Join us for a special Literary Sala event showcasing American spy thriller novelist, Andrew Kaplan. He is the celebrated author of two bestselling thriller books series: Scorpion and Homeland, including the runaway international phenomenon, Homeland: Carrie’s Run, an original prequel novel official tie-in to the award winning Homeland television series. His new prequel, Homeland: Saul’s Game came out October 7.
San Miguel Literary Sala Special Event!
Thu, Oct 16, 5pm
Bestselling author of Homeland series!
Ancha San Antonio 15
100 pesos-50 pesos for Literary Sala members
Complimentary Wine Reception
In addition to his two series, his stand-alone thrillers include the best sellers, Hour of the Assassins, Dragonfire, and the WWII spy novel, War of the Raven, cited by the American Library Association as “one of best 100 books ever written about World War II.”
Kaplan’s film-writing career includes the James Bond classic, Golden Eye.
As a young man, Kaplan served with the US Army and also fought with the Israeli Army during the 1967 Six-Day War. While a student leader in Israel, he helped start the University of Negev (today, the Ben Gurion University of Negev). He was also a journalist and war correspondent for the International Herald Tribune in Paris. During that time, he was recruited by the CIA, but chose to remain a journalist, covering events around the world. Kaplan later became a businessman and consultant to “think-tanks” and to governments and began his successful career as spy thriller novelist.
When I interviewed Mr. Kaplan, he shared a funny experience he had recently at the San Diego International Comic-Con Convention, which draws over 150,000 participants every year. He was a member of a super star panel entitled, “Beyond the Page: From Books to Film to TV and Videogames.” When he introduced himself by saying, “Perhaps I shouldn’t be here, because I’m the only person on the panel who has never written about a teenager in a dystopian post-apocalyptic universe,” he received a big laugh. Panel member James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner, said, “Maybe you should have!” Kaplan received more laughs and applause when he replied, “I know it’s lucrative, but I didn’t get the memo.”
The SMA Literary Sala is excited and proud to present a writer of Kaplan’s stature to San Miguel audiences at its Thursday, October 16, 5pm special event at the Aldea Hotel. Arrive early, as this should be a sold out, standing room only event!