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Sun, Aug 04


Zoom book event

Literary Modiin - August 2024 Author Event

Join Literary Modiin for our August 2024 event, featuring Ellis Shuman (RAKIYA), Maxim D. Shrayer (KINSHIP) and Danila Botha (THINGS THAT CAUSE INAPPROPRIATE HAPPINESS).

Literary Modiin - August 2024 Author Event
Literary Modiin - August 2024 Author Event

Time & Location

Aug 04, 2024, 8:00 PM GMT+3

Zoom book event

About the Event

About the authors:

Ellis Shuman is an American-born Israeli author, travel writer, and book reviewer. His writing has appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, and The Huffington Post. His short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in Isele Magazine, Vagabond, The Write Launch, Esoterica, Jewish Literary Journal, San Antonio Review, and other literary publications. He is the author of The Virtual Kibbutz, Valley of Thracians, The Burgas Affair, and Rakiya.

Maxim D. Shrayer, bilingual author, scholar, and translator, was born in Moscow in 1967 to a Jewish-Russian family and immigrated to the United States in 1987. A professor at Boston College, Shrayer has authored and edited more than twenty-five books. His recent poetry collections include the Russian-language Stikhi iz aipada (Poems from the iPad, Tel Aviv, 2022) and the English-language Of Politics and Pandemics (Boston, 2020) and Kinship (Georgetown, KY, 2024). Among Shrayer’s other books are the literary memoirs Waiting for America, Leaving Russia, and Immigrant Baggage. He is the recipient of a 2007 National Jewish Book Award and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. His works have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Dr. Karen E. Lasser, their daughters, Mira Isabella and Tatiana Rebecca, and their silver Jewdle, Stella.

Danila Botha is the critically  acclaimed author of five books, include the  short story collections Got No Secrets and the Trillium Book Award, Vine Awards, and ReLit Awards finalist For All the Men (and Some of the Women I've Known.) Her new collection, Things that Cause Inappropriate Happiness was published by Guernica Editions in April 2024. Stories from it have appeared in Canadian, American and European literary journals, from the Antigonish Review and Grain Magazine to Flights Magazine, Bristol Noir and the Berlin Review. 

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