“This is an exquisite read for history fans, classical-music lovers and romance aficionados alike.” —Chatelaine
“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
Vivien Shotwell is a Canadian-American novelist and mezzo-soprano. Her debut historical novel, Vienna Nocturne, about an English soprano who loved Mozart, is being translated into ten languages, including German, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Turkish, Hungarian, and Bulgarian. It’s also available in large print, and as an ebook and audiobook.
A graduate of Williams College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Yale School of Music, Vivien is based in Halifax. She is working on a new novel, set in 17th-century France, and still singing. (Photo: Mark Lellouch)