Author Talk

Edmund de Waal and Sandee Brawarsky in Conversation


Thursday, April 7, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT
YouTube Premiere

James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture

Join celebrated artist and author of the bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal, and journalist and author Sandee Brawarsky for a wide-ranging conversation about his recently-published works and their intricate mapping of objects and their stories. In addition to speaking about de Waal’s work as an author, they discuss the current exhibition at the Jewish Museum, and his ceramic installations that investigate themes of history, memory, identity, exile, and displacement.

The James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture is made possible by the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg.

About the Speakers: 

Sandee Brawarsky is an award-winning journalist, editor, and author. She has written several books, most recently 212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York’s Jewel from Every Angle. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles TimesThe LancetHadassah, The Jerusalem Post and other publications, and for many years she served as culture editor of The New York Jewish Week.

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and author renowned for his bestselling family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), The White Road (2015), and Letters to Camondo (2021). He has been awarded the Costa Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction. His work has exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

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This YouTube Video Premiere will be available to watch after it debuts, on the Jewish Museum's YouTube Channel.

Headshots, Edmund de Waal (left) and Sandee Brawarsky (right)