WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' Presents Kati Marton

News Story: October 28, 2009

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring bestselling author Kati Marton for a talk about her new book, Enemies Of The People: My Family’s Journey to America, on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at 3:00 pm, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which puts noted authors together with public radio listeners, for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. This event is free; A book signing will follow her talk.

Kati Marton, an accomplished journalist, was warned that she was opening a Pandora’s Box when she filed for her family's secret police files in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full of shadows. In this moving and brave memoir, Marton exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State, using the files on her journalist parents as well as dozens of interviews that reveal how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends and colleagues during the Cold War. In her quest she discovers the terrifying truths of secret love affairs, betrayals inside the family circle, and torture and brutalities alongside acts of stunning courage and, above all, deep family love.
Kati Marton, an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent, is the author of the acclaimed The Great Escape and the New York Times bestseller Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, as well as Wallenberg, The Polk Conspiracy, A Death in Jerusalem, and a novel, An American Woman. She lives in New York with her husband, Middle East Diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

Talk/Book Signing:
Kati Marton
Author of Enemies Of The People: My Family’s Journey to America
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:00 pm
University Commons
Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT

Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU Public Radio. To make reservations, or to find out more details, go to This event is sponsored by Ikea and RTK Environmental Group.

WSHU/WSUF Public Radio Group is a not-for-profit, member-supported station which brings the best in public broadcasting to over 245,000* listeners in Long Island and Connecticut. WSHU airs National Public Radio (NPR) programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Car Talk, as well as Sunday Baroque, local classical music programming and in-depth news coverage on the following frequencies: WSHU 91.1 FM, WSUF 89.9 FM, WSHU 91.3 FM, WSHU 91.7 FM, WSHU 103.3 FM, WSUF 105.7 FM, WSHU 1260 AM, and* Source: Arbitron New York & Hartford/New Haven Fall 2007, P12+ M-Su 6a-12 midnight.