Carol Wallace visits Crawfordsville


We’re pleased to invite the public to join us on Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. for a very special evening with Carol Wallace, Lew Wallace’s great-great-granddaughter!

Carol has written more than twenty books, including most recently a historical novel, Leaving Van Gogh. She is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller To Marry an English Lord, an inspiration for Downton Abbey. She holds degrees from Princeton University and Columbia University.

Carol will talk about growing up with the Wallace heritage, writing as a family occupation, Lew’s writing process, and Ben-Hur’s journey to becoming the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century. She will also discuss how she came to be involved in the new Ben-Hur project, what she was trying to accomplish in writing this new version of the novel to make it more readable, and visiting the set in Rome when the 2016 film was being produced.

Copies of Carol Wallace’s edition of Ben-Hur will be available for sale at the lecture. The event will be held in Whitlock Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 212 S. Green Street in Crawfordsville. The lecture is free and open to the public, but the Study requests that you RSVP to Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or email study@ben-hur.com.

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