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"An Evening with author Nicole Krauss"

Event Type
Other
Topic
reading and discussion
Sponsor
Hosted by: Greenfield/Lynch Lecture Series, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, and the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, in conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Spurlock Museum, and the University Library.
Location
Knight Auditorium, The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Date
Apr 9, 2019   5:00 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public.
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10
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Celebrated author Nicole Krauss reads from her new novel, Forest Dark, followed by a Q & A session with Brett Ashley Kaplan (Director, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; and Professor of Comparative and World Literature).

 

Of Forest Dark, Philip Roth says, “A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” Forest Dark traces the juxtaposed stories of Jules Epstein and a character named Nicole. As Epstein’s life unspools and re-spools in curious ways, he travels to Tel Aviv where he could not have anticipated what would happen; similarly, but also in a starkly different vein, a young writer abandons Brooklyn for Tel Aviv and becomes immersed in a fascinating search for a Kafka who might have “finally crossed the threshold, slipped through a crack in the closing door, and disappeared into the future.”

 

This talk is part of the lecture series 21st-Century Jewish Writing and the World.

 

Hosted by: Greenfield/Lynch Lecture Series, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, and the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, in conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Spurlock Museum, and the University Library.

 

Nicole Krauss is the author of Man Walks into a Room (2002), The History of Love (2005), Great House (2010, finalist, National Book Award) and Forest Dark (2017).
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