Come experience the work of an award-winning writer who grew up in a traditional community in Jerusalem.
Pearl Abraham grew up in Jerusalem during the 1960s; her family later moved between Hasidic communities in Jerusalem and New York. Her first novel, The Romance Reader, won praise from the New York Times, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and others. It also made bestseller lists in Germany and the Netherlands and has been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and Hungarian. Her most recent novel is American Taliban (2010).
Abraham has taught at NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Houston. She is currently the editor of a Dutch anthology and teaches English at Western New England University.
Thursday, March 22
Marvin Center, Room 405
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