Nathan Englander in conversation with David Galef
Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Sunday, September 16th at 4 PM
From the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges comes a new political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner’s existence.
Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Liza Mundy will detail her research and the stories she heard from the real women recruited to be secret code breakers during World War II. She will be in discussion with Dr. Jessica Restaino, Director of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Montclair State University. Please register for a reserved seat here.
Reserved seats are all taken but a standby queue will form at the door at 3:20 PM.
Cheo Hodari Coker in conversation with Gail Barringer and joined by actors Karen Pittman and Sean Ringgold.