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Narrative Grace -- Nicole Krauss with Elizabeth Rosner

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Goodbye, Portnoy.

Nicole Krauss has spent her career turning Jewish-American fiction on its head. Dubbed by Vanity Fair in 2009, a "New Yiddishist," her work continues to project an unmistakable grace and a profound ability to capture the human experience unlike any other.

Now, with the timely release of her long-awaited new novel, seven years in the making, Forest Dark, Krauss joins Bay Area poet and novelist Elizabeth Rosner, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, for a conversation assessing the Jewish-American novel today.  In both Forest Dark and in Rosner's breathtakingly beautiful new work of nonfiction, The Survivor Cafe, these two giants of Jewish-American literature stare down the strange and vicious realities of the past in an effort to find a meaningful path forward. Joining each other on-stage for the first time in years, Krauss and Rosner discuss their most recent works and the inescapability of the past.

Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable conversations to grace the Kepler's stage, join us for a powerful evening of literary and cultural magnitudes.

Earlier Event: September 24
Daytime Fiction Discussion Group
Later Event: September 26
Jessica Cluess with Stephanie Garber