Nicole Krauss, Award-Winning Novelist, to Speak at Fairfield, Sept. 22

Nicole Krauss, Award-Winning Novelist, to Speak at Fairfield, Sept. 22

Nicole Krauss

The award-winning novelist will present the 2021 Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature.

On Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will welcome award-winning novelist and short story writer Nicole Krauss for a virtual lecture. This event is free and open to the public, and will be delivered as a Zoom webinar. Register to attend at fairfield.edu/bennettprograms.

Described by The New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation,” Krauss is the author of four critically acclaimed novels — Man Walks Into a Room (2002), The History of Love (2005), Great House (2010), and Forest Dark (2017). In November 2020, she released a short-story collection called To Be a Man.

During her lecture, Krauss will engage in a virtual conversation with Ellen Umansky, PhD, director of Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies about her work and ways in which Jewish issues and her own sense of Jewish self-identity infuse her writings. 

Krauss was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger for The History of Love while Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen by The New Yorker for their “Twenty Under Forty” list. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories. She is currently the first writer-in-residence at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.

The Feigenson Lectureship is in memory of professor Diane Feigenson who taught in the English Department and the Judaic Studies Program at Fairfield University for many years. Among the courses she taught were “Literature of the Holocaust” and "Modern Jewish Literature.” This biennial lectureship is made possible through the generosity of the Feigenson family.

Reservations are requested for this virtual lecture. To register, visit fairfield.edu/bennettprograms. For general questions contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 ext. 2066.

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