Press Releases


March 15, 2019

Second Book in Art Mystery Series, “False Light,” Comes Out This Fall

Manhattan – A prolific author who resides in Manhattan and has a Vassar education, Claudia Riess has written her fifth novel, “False Light.” After the book is released in October, the author is expected to speak at several bookstores, libraries and non-profit organizations in the New York City area. [More…]


December 9, 2016

Vassar Tour Guides Recommend New Book, “Stolen Light,” By Claudia Riess, to Travelers Embarking on a Trip to Cuba

Poughkeepsie, New York – Vassar College is hosting two sold-out “people-to-people trips” to Cuba for its alumni, family and friends. The first is scheduled for January 7-16 and the second, February 15-24. After reviewing Stolen Light written by alumna Claudia Riess, the Vassar travel program coordinator and the Vassar Latin American history professor who is the tour guide have requested copies of the book for distribution to all tour participants. The art suspense novel has a pivotal Cuba theme. [More…]


June 10, 2016

Riverhead Library Hosts Claudia Riess, Author of “Stolen Light,”Which Begins During Cuban Revolution

Riverhead – Claudia Riess, author of a suspense novel set in the art world, “Stolen Light,” will appear at the Riverhead Free Library on Wednesday, August 17. The story begins in Cuba, long before recent foreign policy developments. The author talk and book signing will be held 7-8:30 P.M. The library is located at 330 Court Street. [More…]