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Save the date! Nathan Englander and Daniel Mendelsohn at Northeastern Spring 2013!

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Photo by Juliana Sohn

On Monday, March 18, at 6 pm, acclaimed author Nathan Englander will speak at Northeastern as the 2nd Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecturer.  Englander is the author most recently of the short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank which won the 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.  He first became known for his internationally bestselling short story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (1999), followed by the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (2007).  Englander was selected by The New Yorker as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century”; he has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the he Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

 

Photo by Matt Mendelsohn

On Monday April 8 at 5pm, noted essayist, critic, and scholar Daniel Mendelsohn will speak as the 21st Annual Robert Salomon Morton lecturer, opening Northeastern’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week.  Mendelsohn is perhaps best known as the author of the international bestseller The Lost:  A Search for Six of Six Million (2006), the story of his worldwide search for information about the fates of relatives who perished in the Holocaust.  The Lost won numerous awards in the United States and abroad.  He is the author of six other books and many essays, reviews, and articles published around the world.  He currently teaches at Bard College.