Nov
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Mon 6:00 PM

The Renee and Lester Crown Speaker Series

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When: Monday, November 19, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Auditorium
50 Arts Circle Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Nancy Gelman   (847) 491-2612
Group: The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings

"The Ownership of Identity:

or How I Came to Write My New Book"

Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He is the author of The Ministry of Special Cases and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. His fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times,  The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker. Englander translated the text for the New American Haggadah (ed: Jonathan Safran Foer) from Hebrew to English, and is translating some short stories by the renowned Israeli writer, Etgar Keret. The theatrical adaptation of his short story “The Twenty-Seventh Man”, premiers at The Public Theater in New York in November.