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New American Writing: Aimee Bender & Etgar Keret

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

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.

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.