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2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Nathan Englander & Nicole Krauss Reading

Monday September 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Cost: $5
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Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance #18 & #20
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey the venue and time for this reading have changed to Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, at 8 pmFor a map and parking instructions at Stude Concert Hall click here.

“NATHAN ENGLANDER’S elegant, inquisitive, and hilarious fictions are a working definition of what the modern short story can do,” according to Jonathan Lethem, and Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times writes, “Englander’s voice is distinctly his own—daring, funny and exuberant.” His story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Best Book of 2012. Michael Chabon hailed the collection as “certifiable masterpieces of contemporary short-story art.” Englander’s other works include the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the play The Twenty-Seventh Man, which premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. He translated the New American Haggadah (edited by Jonathan Safran Foer) and was co-translator of Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock at the DoorHe will read from his new novel, coming out in September, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, a political thriller set in the conflicted Israeli-Palestinian region.

NICOLE KRAUSS, according to The New York Times, is “one of America’s most important novelists.”  NPR’s Fresh Air calls her “a fiction pioneer… giving readers the thrill of seeing the novel stretched into amorphous new shapes.” Her bestselling novel Great House was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love, also an international bestseller, won the William Saroyan Prize and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Ėtranger. She will read from her new novel Forest Dark. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review writes, “Krauss’s elegant, provocative, and mesmerizing novel is her best yet…. Vivid, intelligent, and often humorous, this novel is a fascinating tour de force.” Philip Roth hails it as “a brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” In 2007 Krauss was named one of Granta‘s “Best Young American Novelists” and in 2010 one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” Her work has been translated into more than 35 languages.

Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing.

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“Broken Promises in the Promised Land,” a review of Nathan Englander’s Dinner at the Center of the Earth, The New York Times, September 11, 2017

“Nathan Englander Channels His Inner John le Carré” by Rachel Donadio, The New York Times, August 31, 2017

“What Jewish Children Learned from Charlottesville,” by Nathan Englander, The New York Times, August 15, 2017

“Writer Nathan Englander’s Avenging Pen,” by Barbara Isenberg, The Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2015.

 “Nathan Englander: Stories of Faith, Family and the Holocaust,” heard on NPR’s Fresh Air, March 22, 2013.

“Still Life of Nora with Almond Cake,” by Nathan Englander, The New Yorker, July 20, 2012.

“In Forest Dark Nicole Krauss Plays With Divided Selves,” The New York Times, September 12, 2017.

A Review of Krauss’s latest novel, Forest Dark, in Publishers Weekly online, May 1, 2017.

“Hearts Full of Sorrow,” by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, October 14, 2011.

“Q & A with Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love,” by Elana Estrin, in the Huffington Post blog, September 15, 2011.

“Nicole Krauss on Fame, Loss, and Writing About Holocaust Survivors,” by Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, in The Atlantic, October 21, 2010

“Bio Hazards,” an interview with Nicole Krauss by Boris Kachka in New York Magazine,