28 April 2016

Aviott John brings alumni together in Vienna

IIASA's former Chief Librarian Aviott John held a book reading on Thursday, 21 April, bringing alumni together in Vienna.

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Alumnus Aviott John recently published a new novel Grace in the South China Sea: The Island, the first volume of a trilogy and a complete novel in itself. Last week a book reading was held at Shakespeare & Company Booksellers in Vienna bringing together local alumni.

Excerpts were read about Grace, a young woman of twenty-six when she discovers her unusual gift, a gift that enables her to find a lucrative job and acquire a modest fortune over the next five years. She sees at close quarters the environmental destruction caused by the company she works for, resigns from her job, and retires to an idyllic island in the South China Sea while trying to decide what to do with her life. A chance encounter with a lonely old woman grieving over the death of her beloved pet mongrel sets her unwittingly on a path where she has to use her burgeoning powers to avenge a murder and save her own life.

Alumni at the event. from left: Ruth Steiner, Marilyn Brandl, Walter Foith, Susi Godwin-Toby, Lothar Winkelbauer, Aviott John. front: William Godwin-Toby

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Monika Bauer

IIASA Network and Alumni Officer Communications and External Relations Department

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