October 22, 2019

OPC Book Night: Kati Marton

Join us for this OPC Book Night with Kati Marton who will discuss
her latest book, a Cold War memoir, Enemies of the People – My Family’s
Journey to America
, which was published in the fall of 2009 by Simon
and Schuster to critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “a
powerful and absorbing narrative…[with] all the magnetism and yes, the
excitement of the very best spy fiction.”

Marton emigrated from Hungary in 1957, but it wasn’t until she began to delve into the newly opened files of the Hungarian secret police that she began to piece together the incredible real-life spy story that was her family’s history.

As Marton researched her family history for this book she learned that her parents were under total surveillance for twenty years. Her father, Endre Marton, received a special George Polk Award and in 1957 he was given the OPC’s President’s Award for his dispatches from Eastern Europe that were virtually the only journalistic link to the outside world.

Marton has written six books, worked for ABC News as a foreign correspondent, reported for NPR and is on the Board of the CPJ.

The Book Night, co-sponsored by the OPC and the Newswomen’s Club of New York, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a talk at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 6 to 8 p.m. at Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York City.