Lara Vapnyar In The News
The New Yorker
Mother Russia - A Q. and A. With Lara Vapnyar
The New York Observer
A Few Streaks of Bright Life In a Doggedly Desperate Place
The Boston Globe
Russian writers explore the immigrant experience
New York Times
Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers
Winner of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Rapaporte Treasure Hall,
Open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow.
Lara Vapnyar is lauded by many critics as one of the most promising new literary voices in the nation. She emigrated from Moscow in 1994. Her first English-language work was published in 2002. Her 2004 collection of short stories, There Are Jews in My House, won the 2004 Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers. Her stories have been published in such magazines as The New Yorker, the New York Observer, and Harper's Magazine. She has also published Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love and Memoirs of a Muse.
This event was sponsored by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI). Co-sponsored by Creative Writing, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Russian Studies.