Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
“UNSUITABLE” is an events series that engages students and members of the Durham community in a discussion of women’s interests and popular fiction. It is run in conjunction with “Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction: A Case Study of the Romance Novel” course at Duke University. This 'UNSUITABLE' discussion is with Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling novelist, and John Forlines III, Executive in Residence, Department of Economics, Duke University.
Eloisa James is a Shakespeare professor at Fordham University and author of 23 New York Times bestselling historical romances. A reviewer from USA Today once divulged that she “found herself devouring” one of Eloisa’s books “like a dieter with a Hershey bar.” She’s the mother of two and wrote a memoir, the bestseller Paris in Love, about the year her family moved to France. In a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, she is married to a genuine Italian knight.
John A. Forlines III is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at JAForlines Global (JFG), a New York-based investment management company. He is also an Executive in Residence in the Department of Economics at Duke, where he teaches classes in behavioral finance and decision making, and Managing Partner of the Forlines Family Office, which is active primarily in charitable support for education in the United States. Graduating from Duke University with Honors in English and Economics, he earned his J.D from the Duke University School of Law, and enjoyed a long career with J.P. Morgan from 1985-2000. He is on the Duke University Athletic Advisory Board and is a Director of the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary and the Ruth Z. Fleishman Foundation.