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Talk: "An Evening with Nicole Krauss" by Nicole Krauss

Part of the CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

Celebrated 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.”

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

The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

This Center for Advanced Study event is hosted by the Greenfield/Lynch Lecture Series, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, and the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures in conjunction with the Program in Comparative and World Literature, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, and Spurlock Museum.

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To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or cudiamat@illinois.edu (email link).