Civil Liberties

Video: Amazons, Academics, and Adventure


Anne Fortier is a best-selling Canadian/Danish author with an unparalleled talent for bringing history to life. Her previous novel, New York Times bestseller, Juliet, retold the Shakespearean legend of Romeo & Juliet.

Fortier credits many of the ideas and themes in her novels to her libertarian outlook on life. Her new novel, The Lost Sisterhood, switches back and forth between the travails of Diana Morgan, a contemporary scholar at Oxford, and Myrina, the legendary warrior who would become the first ruler of the Amazons. It's a page-turning thriller that is also packed with ideas about history, gender, self-determination, and the desire for true freedom.