Conor Grennan, author of Little Princes, on tour January 2012

Posted By on December 12, 2011

About Little Princes

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (December 27, 2011)

An astonishing testament to true courage, the transformative power of love, and the ability of one man to make a real difference.

In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan embarked on a yearlong journey around the globe, beginning with a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war–torn Nepal. But a shocking truth would forever change his life: these rambunctious, resilient children were not orphans at all but had been taken from their families by child traffickers who falsely promised to keep them safe from war before abandoning them in the teeming chaos of Kathmandu. For Conor, what started as a footloose ramble became a dangerous, dedicated mission to unite youngsters he had grown to love with the parents they had been stolen from—a breathtaking adventure, as Conor risked everything in the treacherous Nepalese mountains to bring the children home.

About Conor Grennan

Conor Grennan, author of the memoir Little Princes, spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels, where he served as Deputy Director for the Security and Governance Program.

At the East/West Institute, Conor developed and managed a wide variety of projects focusing on issues such as peace and reconciliation in the Balkans, community development in Central Eastern Europe, and harmonizing anti-trafficking policy at the highest levels government in the European Union and the former Yugoslavia.

Conor left EWI in 2004 to travel the world and volunteer in Nepal. He would eventually return to Nepal and found Next Generation Nepal, an organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families and combating the root causes of child trafficking in rural villages in Nepal. He was based in the capital of Kathmandu until September 2007 where he was the Executive Director of Next Generation Nepal.

Conor now serves on the Board of Next Generation Nepal, together with his wife, Liz. He is a 2010 graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was the President of the Student Body. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son, Finn, and a soon-to-be baby girl.

Connect with Conor on Facebook and Twitter. Also visit his website and his organization, Next Generation Nepal.

Conor’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, December 27th: sidewalk shoes

Wednesday, December 28th: The Feminist Texican

Thursday, December 29th: The Road to Here

Monday, January 2nd: Take Me Away

Tuesday, January 3rd: Amused By Books

Wednesday, January 4th: The House of the Seven Tails

Thursday, January 5th: Amusing Reviews

Monday, January 9th: Library of Clean Reads

Tuesday, January 10th: Book Snob

Wednesday, January 11th: Tales of a Capricious Reader

Thursday, January 12th: BookNAround

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