Michal Govrin, Hold on to the Sun
Monday, October 18
Noon | Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Tickets: Free, RSVP requested
Israeli author and poet Govrin, recently named by Paris’ Salon du Livre one of the most influential international writers of the past thirty years, received the Kugel Literary Prize in Israel. Her newest work, a collection of fiction and autobiographical stories, spans her life as a writer. Throughout these essays and stories, Govrin explores sudden fractures in the flow of reality that reveal the mystical moments of revelation underlying daily life.
Born in Tel Aviv, Michal Govrin is the daughter of an Israeli pioneer father and a mother who survived the Holocaust. After obtaining her Ph.D. in theater studies from the University of Paris, Govrin moved back to Israel where she became one of the country’s most prominent writers, an award-winning poet, and a theater director. Govrin has published nine books of poetry and fiction.
“In all of these stories Govrin exercises magic, or hypnosis....”—Benny Ziffer
“Some of the stories are like minimalist sketches, and others present a broader picture of the world. In all of them, long and short, the writer’s scrupulous attention to style is evident. She is aware of the power of words and takes pains to model her prose with precision.”—Keshet
This event will be webcast on The Hebraic Section, AMED, Library of Congress website, here.
Co-hosted by the The Hebraic Section, AMED, Library of Congress.
This program is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and The Hebraic Section, AMED, Library of Congress.
Please note, this event will take place at the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Room LJ220,101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540.
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