Author Talk

H.G. Adler: A Survivor's Dual Reverie


Thursday, May 7, 2015
7 – 8:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Featured authors: Peter Filkins, Jeremy Adler, Daniel Mendelsohn, Ruth Franklin
Moderator: Edwin Frank

Compared by critics to Kafka and Joyce, H. G. Adler is quickly gaining recognition as a key figure in 20th-century fiction. A panel of writers and journalists comes together to discuss Adler's unique "dual" perspective on the events of the Holocaust, as author of both The Wall – a fictional account of his own survival – and of Theresienstadt 1941–1945: The Face of a Coerced Community – an academic examination of the same event to be published in a new translation in October 2015.

Co-presented with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Students, Seniors, Jewish Museum and PEN Festival Members

Daniel Mendelsohn


Photo by Matt Mendelsohn

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