Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival - Alicia Oltuski
Washington DCJCC

Alicia Oltuski
Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life

Monday, October 31
| 7:30 pm | $10, Discounted $8

Precious ObjectAlicia OltuskiAlicia Oltuski, a 26-year-old journalist and daughter of a diamond dealer, takes readers behind-the-scenes to reveal the shrouded inner workings of the diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters. Combining interviews with family, friends, dealers, craftsmen, gemologists, scientists, detectives and entrepreneurs with historical research, Oltuski lifts the curtain on the extraordinary world of diamonds.

Alicia Oltuski received her MFA in writing from Columbia University, where she was awarded the David Berg Foundation Fellowship. Her work has appeared on NPR’s Berlin Stories, in The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Penn Review, Touchstone, Peregrine, and other publications.

“A piercing, intensely readable book. Ms. Oltuski guides us through New York's diamond business, one of the world's most fascinating and hard-to-penetrate communities, with great aplomb.”
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

Sponsor: Judith Weintraub

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

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