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LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist.
Laura has taught college students in the United States and Italy. She is a longtime trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, known for her Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY and other guides. She has been a columnist for National Geographic Traveler and Italy Magazine, and has also developed lessons for TED-Ed.
As a historical novelist, Laura’s passion is bringing the stories of art history to life. Two of her novels, THE GONDOLA MAKER and THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE, are both set in artisan workshops of 16th-century Venice. Laura’s novel THE GIANT immerses readers in the world of Renaissance Florence, following the amazing story of the creation of Michelangelo’s David. Laura’s novel THE NIGHT PORTRAIT tells the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with the Ermine, following the portrait from its creation in 15th-century Milan to its theft during World War II. Her latest novel, THE STOLEN LADY, takes readers on the incredible journey of the Mona Lisa.
Laura’s books are multi-award winners, and have been recent book club picks in North America at Costco, Target, and Hudson News. Her latest two novels debuted on the USA Today bestseller list.
Web site https://lauramorelli.com
Thank you for participating in our 2022 Roswell Reads events featuring Laura Morelli discussing her book "The Stolen Lady."
Check back this spring for information about Roswell Reads Rewind which will feature more from Laura Morelli as well as presentations from other Roswell Reads authors including Ann Patchett, Delia Owens, and Rick Bragg.
Writing Workshop with Laura Morelli.
January 31, 2022
Thanks to all the who participated in the Writing Workshop.
The 2022 Family Program book is Who Stole Mona Lisa?
By Ruthie Knapp