The Getty Villa
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium

Lindsey Davis
Over the last 20 years, historical novelist Lindsey Davis has written numerous books set in the ancient Roman world, including her popular mystery series featuring Marcus Didius Flaco and her recently published novel Master and God set in the reign of Domitian. In this talk Davis discusses her career, her engagement with the classical world, and the process of creating and sustaining a multi-volume series, and addresses audience questions. Davis will be available to sign books, and copies Master and God will be offered for sale in the Museum Store.

About Lindsey Davis
Lindsey Davis is a British historical novelist, best known as the author of the mystery series set in ancient Rome and its empire featuring detective Marcus Didius Falco. Born in Birmingham, she attended Oxford University where she earned a degree in English literature. After 13 years as a civil servant, Davis left to become a writer. Her interest in history and archaeology lead her to write a historical novel about the real-life love story of Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis entitled The Course of Honour. Her first book featuring Falco, The Silver Pigs, was published in 1989. Nineteen Falco novels have followed with the most recent volume, Nemesis, released in 2011. Her latest novel, Master and God, will be available in the U.S. in June, 2012. Davis has won many literary awards including the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the mayor of Rome "for enhancing the image of Rome," and the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The galleries and Museum Store will be open before and after the lecture. A selection of light dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the lecture.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.