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The Skirball Cultural Center in association with Yiddishkayt

Shalom Auslander in Conversation with Peter Mehlman

Tuesday, January 24, 8:00 p.m.

shalom-214x300With the publication of his internationally bestselling memoir Foreskin’s Lament, Shalom Auslander was hailed as a brilliant, provocative, and honest voice in American literature. Hear him in conversation with Seinfeld writer/producer Peter Mehlman about his highly anticipated and mordantly funny first novel, Hope: A Tragedy.

In the book, Solomon Kugel moves his family to upstate New York hoping to flee his past. Meanwhile, his sick mother keeps reminiscing about Nazi concentration camps she was never actually in, a pyromaniac is burning down homes in his new town, and Kugel finds a living piece of history hiding upstairs in his attic!

A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

“Even at his most rebellious, Portnoy-era Roth couldn’t hold a candle to Auslander.”—Entertainment Weekly

The event is FREE, but please RSVP for tickets in advance.

Listen to Auslander describe just how hard it is to Be a Jew from his recent appearance at London’s Jewish Book Week!


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