Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Anne C. Heller discusses her new book Ayn Rand and the World She Made, a biography of the author and philosopher best known for the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, on Tuesday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Utilizing extensive research done in Russia, dozens of interviews with Rand’s acquaintances and former acolytes, and previously unexamined archives of tapes and letters, Heller traces Rand’s life from her childhood in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution to her years as a screenwriter in Hollywood to the publication of her novels and the rise and fall of the cult that formed around her in the 1950s and ’60s.