Joseph Markulin, the author of a new historical novel based on the life of the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli, will appear Saturday at the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30 in Roxbury.
Joseph Markulin of Roxbury is the author of “Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life,” which explores life in 15th century Italy, the backdrop for Machiavelli’s rise from young boy to controversial thinker. Markulin’s book has been described by Booklist as “an enjoyable romp through a fascinating period in European history.”
Markulin’s appearance at the Roxbury Corner Store, also home to the Orphic Gallery, is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Markulin, a former professor of Italian and comparative literature, tends an organic farm and hosts a radio show on the community radio station, WIOX, in Roxbury.