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Scribblers on the Roof: “One Hundred Saturdays” by Michael Frank and “Kantika” by Elizabeth Graver
Mon, June 26 at 8:00 pm
Join us at our popular literary program to hear emerging and established Jewish writers read from their recent work, all on our breezy and beautiful rooftop space. Snacks, beverages and books available for purchase.
This week we welcome Michael Frank, author of One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World, and Elizabeth Graver, author of Kantika, in conversation.
One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World
Michael Frank is the author of What Is Missing, a novel, and The Mighty Franks, a memoir, which was awarded the 2018 JQ Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by The Telegraph and The New Statesman. Selected as one of the ten best books of 2022 by The Wall Street Journal, One Hundred Saturdays received a Natan Notable Book Award, two National Book Awards from the Jewish Book Council, and the Sophie Brody Award for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, Frank lives in New York City and Camogli, Italy.
Elizabeth Graver’s fifth novel, Kantika (Metropolitan Books/Holt, 2023), was inspired by her grandmother, Rebecca née Cohen Baruch Levy, who was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in Istanbul, and whose tumultuous and shape-shifting life journey took her to Spain, Cuba and New York. German and Turkish editions are forthcoming. Elizabeth’s fourth novel, The End of the Point, was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her other novels are Awake, The Honey Thief, and Unravelling. Her story collection, Have You Seen Me?, won the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Best American Essays. The mother of two daughters, she teaches at Boston College.