The Regulator welcomes Denise Kernan (“The Girls of Atomic City”) for a reading and book signing of her new book, THE LAST CASTLE: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. Set largely at Asheville’s magnificent Biltmore Estate but also featuring stops in New York, Paris, DC, Newport, and other points around the country and globe, the book reveals a fascinating saga of unimaginable excess, devastating tragedy, inspiring generosity, and unlikely endurance.
Denise Kiernan’s previous book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller, and was named one of Amazon’s Top 100 Best Books of 2013. Kiernan has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award–winning first season and producing for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. She has been a featured guest on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” PBS NewsHour, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.