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Literary Modiin - November 2022 Author Event

Join Literary Modiin for our November Author Event, featuring Alina Adams (My Mother's Secret), Michael Frank (One Hundred Saturdays) and Nancy Ludmerer (Collateral Damage)

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Literary Modiin - November 2022 Author Event
Literary Modiin - November 2022 Author Event

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Nov 20, 2022, 8:00 PM GMT+2

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About the Event

About the authors:

Michael Frank is the author of What Is Missing, a novel, and The Mighty Franks, a memoir, which was awarded the 2018 JQ Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by The Telegraph and The New Statesman.  One Hundred Saturdays received the Jewish Book Council’s Natan Notable Book Award.  Frank is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow and lives with his family in New York City and Camogli, Italy.

Alina Adams is the NYT best-selling author of soap-opera tie-ins, figure skating mysteries, and romance novels. She was born in Odessa, USSR and immigrated to the US with her family in 1977. Her first historical fiction, "The Nesting Dolls," followed three generations of a Soviet Jewish family from Odessa, USSR in the 1930s and 1970s, to present day Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Her November 2022 release, "My Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region" introduces readers to Birobidzhan, an independent Jewish state established on the border between Russia and China almost twenty years before the modern state of Israel. Learn more at:

From a wedding night’s unsettling revelations to a grandfather’s secret to a reckoning on a French beach, Nancy Ludmerer’s characters move from loss to repair in unexpected ways. Nancy’s stories appear in such publications as Electric Literature, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, New Orleans Review, and Midstream, and in anthologies in Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Argentina. Her flash fiction has been translated into Spanish, read aloud on public radio, and selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2022. Most recently, her story “The Loneliness Cure” won Orison Books’ Best Spiritual Literature Prize for 2022 and will appear in that anthology (publication date, December 2, 2022). Other stories have won prizes from Carve, Masters Review, and Pulp Literature. Her non-fiction appears in The American Lawyer, Vogue, Green Mountains Review, and Brain, Child, and her short memoir “Kritios Boy” (Literal Latte) was cited in Best American Essays 2014. Nancy practiced law in New York City for many years while raising her son as a single mom, writing stories late at night or on weekends, and only recently turned to writing full-time. She lives in NYC with her husband Malcolm and their 13-year-old cat, Joey. Collateral Damage: 48 Stories (Snake Nation Press) is her first book.

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