Author Signing- Maya Arad with guest speaker Joshua Cohen

 

Please join us Monday, April 15 to celebrate Israeli author Maya Arad in discussing her first book translated into English, THE HEBREW TEACHER, with Joshua Cohen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Netanyahus. 

This event is free and open to the public!

Three Israeli women, their lives altered by immigration to the United States, seek to overcome crises. Ilana is a veteran Hebrew instructor at a Midwestern college who has built her life around her career. When a young Hebrew literature professor joins the faculty, she finds his post-Zionist politics pose a threat to her life's work. Miriam, whose son left Israel to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, pays an unwanted visit to meet her new grandson and discovers cracks in the family's perfect façade. Efrat, another Israeli in California, is determined to help her daughter navigate the challenges of middle school, and crosses forbidden lines when she follows her into the minefield of social media. In these three stirring novellas—comedies of manners with an ambitious blend of irony and sensitivity—celebrated Israeli author Maya Arad probes the demise of idealism and the generation gap that her heroines must confront.

Maya Arad is the author of eleven books of Hebrew fiction, as well as studies in literary criticism and linguistics. Born in Israel in 1971, she received a PhD in linguistics from University College London and for the past twenty years has lived in California where she is currently writer in residence at Stanford University's Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

 

Event date: 
Monday, April 15, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
2020 Broadway
New York, NY 10023