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Authors Outloud: A Conversation with Jai Chakrabarti

Authors Outloud: A Conversation with Jai Chakrabarti

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Join a live online conversation with author Jai Chakrabarti about his novel A Play for the End of the World, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction.

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Jai Chakrabari's dazzling debut novel — set in New York City and rural India — introduces us to two Warsaw Ghetto survivors, a southerner seeking a new life in the city, and two very different stagings of a 1912 Bengali play about the power of imagination.

Deftly explores the weight of history. — KIRKUS REVIEW
An ode to art, friendship, and love. — BOOKLIST

Chakrabarti’s prose is sen­si­tive, fresh, and beau­ti­ful as he explores the fragili­ty of mem­o­ry, as well as its pow­er.
— THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL

Jai Chakrabarti is the author of A Play for the End of the World (Knopf), which won the National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction and was long-listed for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His short fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories. His nonfiction has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Writer’s Digest, and LitHub. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College and is a trained computer scientist. Born in Kolkata, India, he now lives in New York with his family. His next book, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness, is due out in February 2023.

Jai Chakrabarti will be interviewed by Spertus Institute
Dean & Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.


Thank you to media sponsor Jewish Chicago. 

Jewish Chicago 

This is a Solomon Goldman program, generously
endowed by the late Rose and Sidney Shure.

This program is free thanks to donors like you.
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Photo of Jai Chakrabarti by Peter Dressel.


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