CU-Boulder and the University of Denver welcome the critically acclaimed author and translator, Nathan Englander, who will be doing a public reading and signing from his recent book "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in UMC room 235. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" is a collection of short fictional stories that addresses the age-old question of what it means to be Jewish. Englander won the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award in 2012 for this work. This work has been described by author Jonathan Safran Foer as “Englander's wisest, funniest, bravest & most beautiful book. It overflows with revelations & gems." In addition to the public reading, Englander will be conducting workshops for faculty and students on both the CU-Boulder and University of Denver campuses.
Englander is also the author of the international best selling short story collection "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges," which received the PEN/Malamud award, and a novel, "The Ministry of Special Cases." Along with his other awards, Englander has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bard Fiction Prize. Please contact Meghan Zibby or via phone at 303.492.7143 to RSVP. For more information visit the Program in Jewish Students web site.
This event is presented by CU’s English Language Notes and the Program in Jewish Studies with support from CU’s Center for Western Civilization, the Department of English, Hillel CU, the University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies and the Boulder Jewish Community Center.