Count Nikolai Tolstoy, author and historian from Berkshire, England, will visit the Utah Valley State College campus Friday, June 24.
Tolstoy, grandson of "War and Peace" author Leo Tolstoy, will speak to students on "Ethics and Human Rights Violations" at noon in the college ballroom and to faculty from 2-4 p.m. in the student center on "Human Rights Violations."He is the author of nine books, including a 24-generation history of the Tolstoys of Russia. He is currently working on the first of a series about pagan mythology and the grail legend in early Britain and Ireland.
Tolstoy is Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In October 1987, he was awarded the International Freedom Award by the United States Industrial Council Educational Foundation for his "courageous search for the truth about the victims of totalitarianism and deceit."
Tolstoy is lecturing this summer at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His visit to UVSC is sponsored by Geneva Steel.