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Sun, Apr 24


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Literary Modiin - April 2022 Author Event

Join Literary Modiin for our April author event, featuring Omer Friedlander (The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land), Rutu Modan (Tunnels), and Patrick Hicks (In the Shadow of Dora)

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Literary Modiin - April 2022 Author Event
Literary Modiin - April 2022 Author Event

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Apr 24, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

About the authors:

Omer Friedlander was born in Jerusalem in 1994 and grew up in Tel Aviv. He earned a BA in English literature from the University of Cambridge, England, and an MFA from Boston University, where he was supported by the Saul Bellow Fellowship. His short stories have won numerous awards and have been published in the United States, Canada, France, and Israel. A Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University, he has earned a Bread Loaf Work-Study Scholarship as well as a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land is is debut collection, and he currently lives in New York City.

Patrick Hicks is the author of The Commandant of Lubizec, In the Shadow of Dora, Adoptable, and The Collector of Names, among others. His work has appeared on NPR, The PBS NewsHourAmerican Life in Poetry, and his first novel was selected for National Reading Group Month. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member in the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada University. He was recently a finalist for an Emmy and hosts the popular radio show, Poetry from Studio 47.

Rutu Modan is an illustrator, comics artist and Professor at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem.  Modan Co-Founded the Israeli comics collective Actus who won worldwide recognition and was crowned by ID Magazine as one of the most influential design groups of 2007. Rutu Modan received several times the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for children’s book illustration. In 2008 her book Exit Wound won the Eisner Award for the best comics book. Her graphic novel The Property was published in 2013. The book won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2014, the Special Jury Prize in the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France, and the first prize for best book of the year in Lucca Comics & Games Festival, Italy. In 2013 Rutu Modan established with Yirmi Pinkus, Noah Library, an independent publishing house specialising in comics for young children. Modan’s comic & children’s books were translated into 15 languages. Her last graphic novel “Tunnels” was published in 2the US last November. She lives in Tel Aviv with her family.

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