"A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz" with Göran Rosenberg
Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Göran Rosenberg is one of Sweden's most eminent writers and journalists. He will talk about his recent book A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz (SWE-Bonniers, 2012/USA-Other Press, 2015). "I can't think of a second generation work that is equal to A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz", wrote Philippe Sands in The Financial Times. "It is a towering and wondrous work about memory and experience, exquisitely crafted, beautifully written, humane, generous, devastating, yet somehow also hopeful".
A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz received the August Prize in 2012. The August Prize is one of Sweden's most prestigious literary prizes. Originally published in Swedish, it has been translated and published in Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Polish.
Göran Rosenberg was born in Sweden in 1948 and is one of Sweden´s best known authors. In 1970 he left academia to work as a journalist for Swedish television, radio, and print. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed The Lost Land: A Personal History of Zionism and Messianism and The State of Israel.
RSVP is requested. A light lunch will be served.
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