Sun, Jan 07|
Zoom book event
Literary Modiin - January 2024 Author Event
Join Literary Modiin for our first event of 2024, featuring Adam Mansbach (THE GOLEM OF BROOKLYN), Annie Kantar (MEANS TO BE LUCKY), and Nancy Ludmerer (SARRA COPIA: A LOCKED-IN LIFE).
Time & Location
Jan 07, 2024, 8:00 PM GMT+2
Zoom book event
About the Event
About the authors:
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage is Back, The End of the Jews (winner of the California Book Award), and Angry Black White Boy, and the memoir-in-verse I Had a Brother Once. With Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, he co-authored For This We Left Egypt? and the bestselling A Field Guide to the Jewish People, and his books for young readers include the New York Times bestseller Just Try One Bite and the award-winning Jake the Fake series, co-written with Craig Robinson. The screenwriter of the acclaimed Netflix Original film Barry, Mansbach is the recipient of a Sundance Screenwriting Lab fellowship and a two-time winner of both the Reed Award and the American Association of Political Consultants' Gold Pollie Award, for his 2012 Obama/Biden campaign video "Wake the Fuck Up"; and his 2020 Biden/Harris campaign "Same Old"; both starring Samuel L. Jackson. Mansbach is also the founder of the 1990s hip hop journal Elementary, the former New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, and a former drum tech for the legendary drummer Elvin Jones. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, The Guardian, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Moth Storytelling Hour, and This American Life. His new novel is The Golem of Brooklyn.
Annie Kantar’s work has appeared in The American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Birmingham Review, Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, Painted Bride Quarterly, Plume Anthology 9, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Rattle, Smartish Pace, Tikkun, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her translation from the Hebrew of With This Night, the final collection of poetry that Leah Goldberg published during her lifetime, appeared with University of Texas Press (2011), and was shortlisted for the ALTA Translation Prize. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and Fulbright Scholarship, her literary translation of The Book of Job commissioned by Koren Publishers appeared in 2021.
Nancy Ludmerer’s stories appear in Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, New Orleans Review, the Saturday Evening Post, among others. They have been translated into Spanish, read aloud on public radio, and received prizes from Masters Review, Carve, Pulp Literature, and Orison Books. Her short memoir ‘“Kritios Boy” (Literal Latte) was cited in Best American Essays 2014 and other nonfiction appears in Vogue, The American Lawyer, and Green Mountains Review. Her debut collection, Collateral Damage: 48 Stories won the 2022 Snake Nation Press’s annual fiction prize.