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MillerComm Lecture Series

An Evening with Nicole Krauss

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Nicole Krauss
5:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory
Urbana

Event Description

VIDEO

Author Nicole Krauss reads from her new novel, Forest Dark, followed by a Q & A session with Brett Ashley Kaplan (Director, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies).

Of Forest Dark, Philip Roth says, “A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” Forest Dark traces the juxtaposed stories of Jules Epstein and a character named Nicole. As Epstein’s life unspools and re-spools in curious ways, he travels to Tel Aviv where he could not have anticipated what would happen; similarly, but also in a starkly different vein, a young writer abandons Brooklyn for Tel Aviv and becomes immersed in a fascinating search for a Kafka who might have “finally crossed the threshold, slipped through a crack in the closing door, and disappeared into the future.”

Reception to follow

This talk is part of the lecture series 21st-Century Jewish Writing and the World

Hosted by: Greenfield/Lynch Lecture Series, Program in Jewish Culture & Society,Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures

In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Spurlock Museum, University Library

Nicole Krauss

Author of Man Walks into a Room (2002, finalist for LA Times Book Award), The History of Love (2005, winner of the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger and shortlisted for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina Prizes), Great House (2010, finalist, National Book Award) and Forest Dark (2017, named New York Times Notable Book)