As part of the Chemung County Historical Society’s Mark Twain Lectures Series, Alan Rankin presented “Out of The Shadow: Nina, Mark Twain’s Granddaughter” on August 19, 2021.
Alan Rankin is a writer, independent researcher, and 2021 Quarry Farm Fellow with an abiding interest in the unexplored corners of history. Since 1992, he has been studying the life of Nina Gabrilowitsch, Mark Twain’s granddaughter. His presentation “Nina: The Lost Diary of Nina Gabrilowitsch” was received with acclaim at the 2019 Clemens Conference in Hannibal, Missouri. The companion piece, “Finding the Lost Diary of Mark Twain’s Granddaughter,” appears on the website for the Center for Mark Twain Studies. His work-in-progress chronicles the lives of Nina and her parents, Ossip Gabrilowitsch and Clara Clemens, in Europe and America during the Roaring ’20s. He also writes a biographical column for Renaissance Magazine.
The next Mark Twain lecture will take place on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00PM. More information can be found HERE.