Award-Winning Author Nathan Englander at CU

Award-Winning Author, Nathan Englander at CU February 28th

EnglanderCU Boulder and the University of Denver welcome the critically acclaimed author and translator, Nathan Englander, who will be doing a public reading and signing from his recent book “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm on the CU Boulder Campus in the University Memorial Center Room 235. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is a collection of short fictional stories that addressed the age-old question of what it means to be Jewish. Nathan Englander won the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award in 2012 for this work. This work has been described by author Jonathan Safran Foer as “Englander’s wisest, funniest, bravest & most beautiful book. It overflows with revelation & gems.” In addition to the public reading, Englander will be conducting workshops for faculty and students on both the CU Boulder and University of Denver campuses.

Nathan Englander is also the author of the international best selling short story collection “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges,” which received the PEN/Malamud award, and a novel, “The Ministry of Special Cases.” He recently translated the “New American Haggadah” (Little Brown, 2012), edited by Jonathan Safran Foer and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist, Oded Ezer. Along with his other awards, Englander has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bard Fiction Prize.

Englander’s reading is free and open to the public but as space in limited RSVPs are appreciated. Please contact Meghan Zibby at Meghan.Zibby@colorado.edu or via phone at 303.492.7143 to RSVP. Additional information can be found at http://jewishstudies.colorado.edu.

This event is presented by CU’s English Language Notes and the Program in Jewish Studies with support from CU’s Center for Western Civilization, the Department of English, Hillel CU, the University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, the Boulder Jewish Community Center and Congregation Har HaShem.

About Jamie Polliard

Assistant Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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