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Literary Modiin - February 2022 Author Event

Join Literary Modiin for our February author event, featuring Hannah Lillith Assadi (The Stars Are Not Yet Bells), Dan Grunfeld (By the Grace of the Game) and Geula Geurts (The Beginnings of Fire)

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Literary Modiin - February 2022 Author Event

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Feb 20, 1:00 PM EST

Zoom event

About the Event

About the authors:

Hannah Lillith Assadi teaches fiction at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Her first novel, Sonora, received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. In 2018, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree. Her second novel The Stars Are Not Yet Bells was recently published by Riverhead Books. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Dan Grunfeld is a former professional basketball player, an accomplished writer, and a proud graduate of Stanford University. An Academic All-American and All-Conference basketball selection at Stanford, Dan played professionally for eight seasons in top leagues around the world, including in Germany, Spain, and Israel. Dan’s writing has been published more than 40 times in media outlets such as Sports Illustrated, The Jerusalem Post, and NBC News. Dan earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2017 and lives with his wife and son in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works in venture capital.

Geula Geurts is a Dutch born poet and essayist living in Jerusalem. In her work she explores female physical autonomy, religious repression of the body, early motherhood and postpartum depression. A 2021 Best of the Net nominee, her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Guesthouse, Pleiades, Salamander, Radar, CALYX, and EcoTheo. Her lyric essay 'The Beginnings of Fire' was published by CutBank Books (Summer 2021). Her poetry manuscript 'Tiny Bones Glowing' was selected as first runner-up in the 2020 Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Award, and as finalist in the 2021 Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes. Her mini chapbook 'Like Any Good Daughter' was published by Platypus Press. She is a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University, and works as a literary agent at the Deborah Harris Agency.

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