LIVING IN ENGLISH, WRITING IN HEBREW: A CONVERSATION WITH ISRAELI-AMERICAN AUTHOR RUBY NAMDAR
Eighteen years ago, Israeli author Ruby Namdar arrived in New York, not knowing that he had just taken the first step of an incredible literary, cultural and personal journey. Namdar’s novel The Ruined House, winner of the 2014 Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award, was his artistic response to that journey. In this talk Ruby Namdar will discuss what it means today be an “Israeli author,” and how his work re-defines what this term. He will also address his new-found relationship to the great Jewish-American authors of the previous generation, and the rewards – as well as the setbacks – of living in one language while writing in another. Thank you so much for joining us for this extraordinary author experience.
Ruby Namdar will have a book signing after the program. The Ruined House is available in the GJC office and Little Shop prior to the event for a discount ($13.00) and will be available for purchase at the regular rate ($16.99) at the event itself.