Internationally bestselling Jewish novelist Nicole Krauss will deliver this year’s Hillel Rogoff Memorial Lecture, scheduled for February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Israel Henry Beren Campus’ Koch Auditorium at 245 Lexington Avenue.
Krauss’ talk, “Forest Dark: The Path to Writing,” will focus on her most recent work, Forest Dark, (HarperCollins, 2017), a novel set in New York and Israel. The main characters, an aging lawyer and a young novelist, are led by their separate transcendental searches to the same Israeli desert. The Guardian said, “There have been a great many novels about writing novels, and it’s a difficult trick to pull off, but it’s testament to Krauss’s formidable skill as a writer that this one feels entirely original.”
Krauss’ previous novels have all been bestsellers and award winners. Man Walks into a Room was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. The History of Love was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature. Great House was a finalist for the National Book Award. Krauss’ fiction has also been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages.
“Nicole Krauss is a leading writer of her generation, and it is fantastic that she will be joining us on campus to discuss her latest work, Forest Dark, and the craft of writing,” noted Dr. Cynthia Wachtell, director of the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program and research associate professor of American studies at Stern College.
Hillel (Harry) Rogoff was an early alumnus of Yeshiva University and longtime editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. The lecture was established in 1971 through the efforts of late YU English professor and administrator Dr. David Mirsky and members of the Rogoff family.
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Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life and the heritage of Western civilization. More than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools – Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business – offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic institutions.
Edited by: JV Staff