Finerman has lived in many exciting places—Tokyo, the wine
country of Northern California,
Beverly Hills, New York and Greenwich, but ever since she first
glimpsed Paris from her train window, she felt she had come
home. Her favorite
authors are Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal, Zola and Proust, whom
she has read in French and in English. She never misses the chance
to visit Balzac’s house in the sixteenth arrondissement
of Paris to pay homage.
graduating from UCLA, Debra began writing in Los Angeles
under her pen name, Debra Lewis. She co-created a column called
A Rap for the monthly Hollywood Reporter Magazine, covering the
Entertainment Industry. She was Associate Editor of the cool TV
before launching her own publication, Beverly Hills Magazine, as
co-Editor. When she moved to the East Coast, she was a contributing
writer for Capital Style magazine.
hiatus from journalism allowed her the chance to pursue her other
passion, art history. She was accepted into the prestigious
Christie's Education program
for Connoisseurship and the Art Market receiving a New York State Board
of Regents accredited graduate degree.
her year of academic research at Christie's, she became intrigued
by the events and personalities of Impressionist
Paris. After graduation
at Christie's, Debra attended an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum
of French nineteenth century photographs featuring the tempestuous
She wandered upstairs to the Impressionist galleries and sat before a
portrait of Victorine Meurent, Manet’s model and muse.
At that moment, an idea was born which became her first novel, Mademoiselle Victorine.
Interview with Debra Finerman by Allan Hunkin
October 10, 2007
Book Signing and Lecture
Women's Group Fall Luncheon
October 6, 2007 Book Signing
Burgundy Books and Art Galley
4 Norwich Road
East Haddam, CT
Book Signing and Impressionist Art Lecture
October, 2007 (date TBA)
Book Signing and Reading
Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
Paris, France 75004
Book Signing and Impressionist Art Slide Lecture
National Arts Club
New York City
Book Launch Party and Signing
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