Culture Event with Author Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Monday, August 13, 7:30 pm (RSVP for address)
IKAR is proud to sponsor this conversation with acclaimed author Moriel Rothman-Zecher. He has recently published the novel, Sadness is a White Bird, which follows a young American-Israeli and his attempts to reconcile his loyalty to family and country with his friendship with two Palestinian-Israeli twins as his draft date approaches.
The novel was recently long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Michael Chabon called it “Nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written.” It was awarded starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly called it “[An] outstanding debut.” It was named a 2018 book to look out for by Huffington Post, Bustle, Book Riot, the Jewish Book Council, and more.
Haaretz ran a profile of the book, as did ABC News; the Jerusalem Post gave it a favorable review as well. It was excerpted in Jewish Currents, and Ranen Omer-Sherman, writing for the Jewish Book Council, wrote: “Rarely does one come across a debut novel as artistically accomplished, politically unsettling, and emotionally unflinching.”
Bio: Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science. A recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature, his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review’s Daily, The Common Magazine, and elsewhere. Moriel lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, their daughter, Nahar, and their dog, Silly Department.
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