Gail Hareven, one of Israel's most prominent writers, will speak at the Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Her topic will be “Is there room for a room of one's own? On politics and writing in Israel.”
Hareven is a highly regarded author of five novels, three story collections, plays, nonfiction and children’s books. She is a winner of the Sapir Prize for literature, among Israel’s most prestigious literary prizes, awarded for her novel The Confessions of Noa Weber (English translation), which also won the Best Translated Book Award in 2010. In addition, Hareven is a journalist and teacher of creative writing.
Hareven is currently a Shusterman Visiting Fellow and artist-in-residence for six weeks at Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College and UMass Amherst. She will be visiting professor Shmuel Bolozky’s classes in modern Hebrew and associate professor Olga Gershenson’s classes in Judaic Studies during the month of October.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception.
For more information, contact professor Larry Fine at Mount Holyoke College at lfine@MtHolyoke.edu