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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (in English): “Hear the Desert Roar – A Revealing Journey Through Israel's Backyard”
Date:Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Free admission
Location: Jewish Public Library
Address: 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine
Description: The Mervin (Mesh) and Avriel Butovsky Memorial Lecture presents
An Evening with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (in English)
“Hear the Desert Roar – A Revealing Journey Through Israel's Backyard”

Dr. Eitan Green, newly and reluctantly relocated to Beersheva, consoles himself with yet another late-night drive in the desert. By tomorrow, he’ll also be the driver behind an eventually fatal hit-and-run incident. His decision to flee and keep silent will change everything about his family, and his future.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions, talks about the ‘invisible’ yet present people of the Israeli desert, and how a younger generation is changing Israel’s literary and cultural milieu.

Waking Lions, Gundar-Goshen's second novel, won the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. The New York Times Book Review picked it as an “Editors’ Choice”, and it made the Wall Street Journal’s “Best Summer Reads” list.

Her first novel, One Night, Markovitch, won the 2012 Sapir Prize for best debut (Israel), and ADEI-WIZO Prizes in 2016 (Italy) and 2017 (France). It was also long-listed for Italy’s Sinbad Prize, for France’s Grand prix des lectrices de Elle, and has been translated into 14 languages.

Introduced by Yael Halevi-Wise, Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies at McGill University, author of Interactive Fictions: Scenes of Storytelling in the Novel (2003).

Book sale and signing. In collaboration with Blue Metropolis Festival and The Israeli House.
Tickets: 514.345.6416
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