With the Speed’s first major equine art show, Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse, 1825-1950, opening November 15, the Speed is excited to host #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Elizabeth Letts, whose book, The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis, tells the remarkable rescue story of the priceless Lipizzaner stallions from the Spanish Riding School of Vienna in the closing days of World War II. The upheaval of Austria’s arts and cultural heritage during the war will be further explored throughout this year’s Global Speed series. Join us for an evening of dramatic storytelling featuring a prized and beloved symbol of Austria’s culture.
About the Speaker
ELIZABETH LETTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of both historical fiction and non-fiction. #1 New York Times Bestseller The Eighty-Dollar Champion was a 2011 Indie Next Pick, a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Finalist and winner of the 2012 Daniel P. Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation and is currently in development as a feature film at MGM Studios. Her second work of non-fiction, The Perfect Horse, was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the 2017 Pen USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction and is available in a young reader edition. Her most recent book, Finding Dorothy, is on sale now. She is also the author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and an award-winning children’s book, The Butter Man. A graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Nursing, she is a passionate equestrian, a former certified nurse-midwife, and she served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.
Global Speed is a community lecture series featuring international figures in the art world, to entertain and inform on global art topics. For more information call 502.634.2700.
FREE for members | $10 non-members | $75 for dinner