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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 26

Hope: A Tragedy

Shalom Auslander
Bidisha

Darkly hilarious, dangerously subversive and extraordinarily bold, Shalom Auslander delivered a hilarious and disquieting examination of the burdens and abuse of history. The hero of Hope: A Tragedy had hoped to escape the past, history, wars and genocide in a rural US town but nothing happens as expected. We heard from one of the most original, wittiest and darkest voices on the Jewish American scene. 

Shalom Auslander comes from an ultra-Orthodox background in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times MagazineTablet and the New Yorker and has had stories aired on NPR’s This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin’s Lament. He lives in New York.

Bidisha is a regular guest on BBC programmes such as Front RowThe Review Show and Saturday Review and has presented The Word and Night Waves. She is also a regular contributor to The Guardian and The Observer. She published her first novel in her first year of university. Her third book is a travel memoir:Venetian Masters.

 

To buy this book from Blackwell's, click here. Ten per cent of the proceeds of book sales through Blackwell's benefit Jewish Book Week.

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