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A Conversation with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

A Conversation with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am


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Jewish Book Month

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A Conversation with Internationally Celebrated, Prize-Winning Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Although only 38 years old, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen has amassed a diverse and impressive array of achievements. She is an award-winning novelist whose books have been translated into 14 languages. She’s a clinical psychologist, screenwriter, and international correspondent who has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement.


I believe it’s the writer’s job to force the reader to look where
he usually avoids looking. When I was working as a news editor,
the main question was: how much reality can  people take
while drinking their coffee in the morning?
I hope literature is more than that.
I hope it makes people spill
their coffee on the table.

— AYELET GUNDAR-GOSHEN

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Gundar-Goshen's first book, One Night, Markovitch, won Israel’s prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut and was recognized with Italy’s Adei-Wizo Prize, which she shared with Etgar Keret. Her second title, Waking Lions, won the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize and was named an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times. Liar is her new book.


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will be interviewed by Spertus Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.


Thank you to media sponsor JUF News.

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

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