Local Author Daisy Florin to Discuss Debut Novel, My Last Innocent Year, at Greenwich Library

Greenwich Library is pleased to welcome local writer Daisy Alpert Florin to its AuthorsLive series. Florin will discuss her debut novel, My Last Innocent Year, with author Samantha Greene Woodruff on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:00pm, at Greenwich Library’s Marx Family Black Box Theater.

Daisy Florin. Photo: Leslie Yager

My Last Innocent Year is an incisive coming-of-age story about a young woman learning to trust her voice while recognizing the beauty and grit of where she came from. It’s 1998 and Isabel Rosen, a Jewish co-ed in her final semester at an elite New England college, is reeling from a nonconsensual sexual encounter with another student. When her famous writing professor makes her feel talented and seen, a vulnerable Isabel begins an affair with him that shakes the foundation of who she believes she is – or should be. Set against the backdrop of the power-imbalanced Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, Isabel discovers that the line between youth and adulthood is less defined than she thought.

Daisy Alpert Florin earned her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth and graduate degrees from Columbia University and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She is the recipient of the 2016 Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College and was a 2019-20 fellow in the BookEnds novel revision fellowship, where she worked with founding director Susan Scarf Merrell. Her writing has appeared in Motherwell; BookEnds; Brain, Child; and Kveller. A native New Yorker, Florin now lives in Connecticut with her family.

Samantha Greene Woodruff is a former executive at MTV Networks and Nickelodeon Kids. She is the author of the historical fiction novel The Lobotomist’s Wife. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business.

AuthorsLive at Greenwich Library is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions from generous individual donors. All events are open to all at no charge. Registration via the Library’s online calendar is required.

For any questions, please contact Siobhan Schugmann, Peterson Business Librarian, at [email protected] or at (203) 625-6536.