The fabulist elements of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake are stunning, but what makes this novel a keeper is the sheer beauty of the language Bender uses to describe love. —NPR, “What We’re Reading”
[Keret is] A brilliant writer...completely unlike any writer I know. The voice of the next generation. —Salman Rushdie
Aimee Bender is the author of four books, including The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. She teaches creative writing at USC. Both Keret’s and Bender’s stories have been featured on NPR’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. As screenwriters/directors, he and his wife Shira Geffen won the 2007 Palme d’Or for Best Debut Feature (Jellyfish) at the Cannes Film Festival.
Complimentary coffee and tea served.
A book signing will follow the reading.
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
ATTENDING A PUBLIC PROGRAM?
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for the Annex are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing for programs in the Annex, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.