Vivien Shotwell is a Canadian-American soprano and author. Her debut novel, Vienna Nocturne, about an English singer who loved Mozart, was a Globe and Mail bestseller, and is being translated into ten languages.
“This is an exquisite read for history fans, classical-music lovers and romance aficionados alike.” —Chatelaine
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A graduate of Williams College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Prize, Vivien is based in Halifax. She is working on a new novel, set in 17th-century France, and also pursuing a singing career.
Vivien is always delighted to chat with book clubs and writing students.
“Shotwell writes authoritatively with passion and flair.” –The Washington Post
“The love story between Mozart and Anna truly is as exquisite as anything Fabergé ever created.” —The Winnipeg Review
Selfies: Soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia, and as Romeo in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” with Yale Opera