David Rocklin

Author David Rocklin, discussing his novel with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library.

A local resident, David Rocklin talks about his writing style, technique and the inspiration for his is new novel, The Luminist.
The Luminist a story about the life and work of photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, The Luminist filters 19th century Ceylon through the lens of an English woman, Catherine Colebrook and a 15 year old Tamil boy, Eligius Shourie, in Colonial India, at a time of growing friction between the ruling British and the restless Indian populace, a Victorian woman and her young Tamil Indian servant defy convention, class, and heartbreak to investigate what is gained - and lost - by holding life still.

Eventually Eligius transforms into her apprentice in the creation of the first haunting photographs in history.

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