Jewish Author Event in Chicago

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Jewish Author Event in Chicago

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toukokuu 10, 2010, 2:11pm

Hi Everyone-

I hope you don't mind me posting to your group. I am not Jewish, but I am a bibliophile! I just wanted to bring attention to an event I am organizing at a non-profit bookstore I work in that may be of interest to people in the Chicagoland area:

Austin Ratner and Aviya Kushner will be at Open Books (213 W Institute Pl, Chicago) on Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30pm, reading from their stories and answering questions. Ratner will also be signing copies of his book.

Ratner is the author of The Jump Artist. The book is based on the true story of Philippe Halsman, a Jewish man accused of killing his own father in what became known as “The Austrian Dreyfus Affair.” Halsman rose above the tragedy, transforming himself from a victim of history into the world-famous photographer who defined American post-war optimism. Ratner brings him vividly to life in a novel praised by Harper’s, GQ and BookList.

Kushner's work has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, Passages North, The Saint Ann’s Review, and Salamander. She covers books and authors for The Jerusalem Post, and she is a contributing editor at A Public Space. Her forthcoming book, And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning, is about the experience of reading the Bible in English after a lifetime of reading it in Hebrew.

I hope this interests some of you! Thanks for the opportunity to share the event!