Synopsis: Acclaimed author Ruby Namdar will discuss his recent novel, "The Ruined House," winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel's most prestigious literary award. Namdar's first book, "Haviv," won the Ministry of Culture's Award for Best First Publication.
Start Time: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:30 PM
End Time: Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:00 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free; Free Parking
Speaker: Ruby Namdar
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Bildner Center
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033
Additional Information: Ruby Namdar's The Ruined House, is this Israeli author's response to experiencing Jewish life in America. In conversation with Professor Nancy Sinkoff, Namdar will discuss his sources of inspiration, his new-found relationship to the great Jewish-American authors of the previous generation and the rewards--as well as the challenges--of living in one language while writing in another. Winner of the 2014 Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award, The Ruined House was translated into English by Hillel Halkin, and recognized by the NY Times as a "masterpiece of modern-religious literature. ”Books will be on sale at the event (The Ruined House).