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A Conversation with Author Ayelet Tsabari

A Conversation with Author Ayelet Tsabari

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

For Jewish Book Month

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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This program will take place via Zoom. Login information and instructions will be provided to ticket holders by email 48 hours in advance


Authors OutLoud: A Conversation with Author Ayelet Tsabari

Ayelet Tsabari writes fiction that is global in scope yet intimate in feel.

Reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri, she creates characters who grapple with love, identity, and the challenges of balancing old traditions with modern times.

Her first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish Fiction, and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her most recent book, The Art of Leaving, is a memoir in essays that won the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards and was named a Kirkus Review best book of the year.

A world traveler, Tsabari was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Yemeni descent. She teaches creative writing at University of King’s College in Halifax and University of Guelph, Ontario.

Ayelet Tsabari will be interviewed by Spertus Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.

The Art of Leaving & The Best Place on Earth

Stunning… Tsabari creates complex, conflicted, prickly people you’ll
want to get to know better. —KIRKUS, starred review

It’s impossible not to be awestruck by the depth and
power rendered in Tsabari’s stories. —ELLE

Tsabari has created a new type of Jewish
immigrant storytelling. —HAARETZ


Thank you to media sponsor Jewish Chicago.

Jewish Chicago 

This program is part of the Solomon Goldman Lecture Series,
generously endowed by the late Rose and Sidney Shure.

Tsabari's books contain adult content. 


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