23 Jan An Evening with Dara Horn
Dara Horn (author of In the Image, The World to Come, and All Other Nights)
Monday, January 23 / 7:30 PM
Congregation B’nai B’rith
1000 San Antonio Creek Road
Award-winning novelist Dara Horn will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing American Jewish writers, and will share many adventures from her own work, including tales of stolen paintings, kidnapped software executives, a Confederate Jewish spymaster who was saved by a talking parrot, and the possibility of the revival of the dead. In 2007 Dara Horn was chosen by Granta magazine as one of the Best Young American Novelists. Her first novel, In the Image, published when she was 25, received a 2003 National Jewish Book Award. Her second novel, The World to Come, published in 2006, received the 2006 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the 2007 Harold U. Ribalow Prize: it was selected as an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times Book Review and as one of the Best Books of 2006 by The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been translated into eleven languages. Her most recent novel, All Other Nights, published in April 2009, was selected as an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times Book Review.
Sponsored by The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at the UCSB, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Hillel, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.