Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival - Glasnost's Children
Washington DCJCC

Glasnost’s Children

Sunday, October 30
| 7:30 pm | $10, Discounted $8

Vaclav & LenaThe CosmopolitansFreeworldAcclaimed up-and-coming novelists David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World and one of The New Yorker’s “2010 top 20 fiction writers under the age of 40;” Nadia Kalman, author of The Cosmopolitans; and Haley Tanner, author of Vaclav & Lena, explore the modern Russian immigrant experience with moderator Faye Moskowitz, author and professor of English and creative writing at George Washington University.

David Bezmozgis was born in Riga, Latvia. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a 2004 New York Times Notable Book. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library. In 2010, he was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.”

Nadia Kalman recently won the Emerging Writer Award from Moment Magazine and was a finalist for the Rohr Prize. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various journals, and she was a Fiction Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA from 2007 to 2009. Originally from the former Soviet Union, she now lives in Brooklyn.

Haley Tanner
was born in New York City, raised in Westchester, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in creative writing from The New School, where her debut novel Vaclav & Lena began as a short story.

Co-sponsor: Moment Magazine, PEN/Faulkner Foundation


See the entire Festival line-up 

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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