Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paul Hoffman Q & A

If you enjoyed reading King's Gambit by Paul Hoffman (or are in the process of reading it, as I am), you will have an opportunity this evening to meet the author at the Marshall Chess Club.

Here is editor Mitch Fitzko's article from Marshall Lore, the club's newsletter.

Paul Hoffman. You’ve read him in the magazines. You’ve seen him on TV and heard him on NPR. Now you can see him live at the Marshall Chess Club for a special evening on Tuesday, November 13, for book signing. Dr. Frank Brady, President of the Marshall Chess Club, will lead a question and answer session with Hoffman at the event. Paul Hoffman, a Marshall Chess Club member, is rated over 1900. I first knew him as an author, when I heard him on the radio promoting his bestselling book The Man Who Loved Only Numbers. Later I saw him on TV: first on ESPN analyzing one of the Kasparov-computer chess matches, exchanging insights with grandmasters Maurice Ashley and Yasser Seirawan; then on a Nova episode based on his second book, Wings of Madness. His latest book, King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game, is a memoir of his childhood and his own chess experiences, as well as an exploration of international chess. Publisher’s Weekly has called it a “winning book about the ‘royal game’ that will satisfy the general reader, kibitzer, and grandmaster alike.” Books will be on sale at the event. For more information, visit our website http://www.marshallchessclub.org/ or, better yet, visit Paul’s http://www.thephtest.com/.