The Expo Affair – Cold War Escape Story
The Expo Affair is a true story of international intrigue and romance that takes place in the exotic setting of Expo’70 in Osaka, Japan, and is very relevant today when Canada is reaching out to Asia, and freedom is once again in peril in the Russian Empire. As a host at the Ontario Pavilion, the author, Geza Tatrallyay, is approached by three Czechoslovak hostesses who want to defect to Canada. Notables such as former Prime Minister Trudeau, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and General George Kitching play a role, as do individuals who have since become prominent in Canada as businessmen, artists and ambassadors.
About Geza Tatrallyay (San Francisco, California Author)
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Geza escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, immigrating to Canada the same year. He grew up in Toronto, attending The University of Toronto Schools, where he was School Captain. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Human Ecology in 1972, after taking a break in his studies to work as a host in the Ontario Pavilion at Expo’70 in Osaka, Japan. Geza was selected as a Rhodes Scholar from Ontario, attending Oxford University and graduating with a BA/MA in Human Sciences in 1974; he completed his studies with a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Politics in 1975. Geza represented Canada as an epée fencer in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
Geza’s professional experience has included stints in government, international organizations, finance and environmental entrepreneurship. Since 2004, he has been managing a few investments mainly in the clean energy sector and acting on a few boards and investment committees, as well as devoting himself to his family and his writing. Geza is a citizen of Canada and Hungary and, a green card holder, currently divides his time between San Francisco, and Barnard, Vermont.
Geza is a prolific writer and has produced thrillers, memoirs and collections of poetry.