Authors Out Loud presents
Daniel Mendelsohn & Leslie Maitland
Memory and Memoir: A Journey Through Time
Moderated by Marvin Kalb
Monday, April 22, 7:30 pm
$18; $15 Members/Students with ID/Seniors
Sponsored by Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in memory of Fran's mother, Selma Zorn.
Daniel Mendelsohn, author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, joins award- winning journalist Leslie Maitland, author of Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Love Story of War, Exile and Love Reclaimed to discuss their true stories of lives and loves lost in the Holocaust. The authors will explore how their celebrated memoirs walk the fine line between memory and history, and how their journeys into the past have affected them. This event is in commemoration of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Daniel Mendelsohn is an award-winning author, critic and translator. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, and his works have appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and Newsweek, among others. His book The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, was the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Salon Book Award, the Prix Médicis in France, and many more.
Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter who specialized in legal affairs. After breaking the story on the FBI's undercover "Abscam" inquiry into corruption in Congress, she moved to the Times' Washington bureau to cover the Justice Department.Since leaving the Times she has appeared regularly on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show to discuss literature.
Marvin Kalb is a former CBS correspondent and founding director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. His most recent book is Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama.
Praise for The Lost:
"A magnificent and deeply wise book...Mesmerizing...Mendelsohn's accomplishment is enormous." --The Los Angeles Times Book Review
Praise for Crossing the Borders of Time:
"Sometime the truth is not "stranger than fiction" but more compelling than fiction, and that's the case here. Any reader who likes exciting World War II drama and a good love story will be drawn to this book. Well written and captivating, its story will stay with readers well after the book is finished." --Library Journal