MillerComm Lecture Series

Why I Write Fiction: My Life, My Work

Wednesday, April 20th, 1988
Aharon Appelfeld

112 Gregory Hall
810 South Wright Street, Urbana

Event Description

Captured and sent to a concentration camp at the age of eight, Aharon Appelfeld managed to escape, only to spend the next three years of his childhood hiding in the Ukraine. In 1946, he immigrated to Israel, served in the Red Army, and completed his education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Professor Appelfeld is the author of a number of acclaimed novels and books of short stories including To the Land of Cattails and Immortal Bartfus.


In conjunction with: School of Humanities, Department of English, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Russian and East European Center, Program in Comparative Literature, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Committee on Jewish Culture and Society, Hillel Foundation, Sinai Temple, George A. Miller Committee

Aharon Appelfeld

Novelist and Professor of Hebrew Literature

Ben Gurion University of the Negev