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Reading: 1948 by Yoram Kaniuk

Monday, March 31, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater

Reading: 1948

From the memoir by Yoram Kaniuk
Adapted for the Haifa Theater by Noya Lancet


Directed for Theater J by Derek Goldman (Our Class)
Monday, March 31, 2014: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Discussion to follow

Musical Director and instrumentalist: Ari Roth
Featuring: Ashley Ivey, Mark Krawczyk, Sasha Olinick, Joshua Morgan, Adi Stein, Dylan Silver, Sarah Taurchini and Elizabeth Jernigan

A journey through famed Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk's first year in Israel when we arrived fresh off the boat from the ravages of Europe sixty years ago. Kaniuk writes the most personal memoir of his career detailing his experiences as a mostly bewildered but determined 17-year-old member of the famed Harel Brigade of the Palmah, fighting in the War of Independence. Kaniuk’s bestselling 1948 (or Tashach) was adapted for the Haifa Theatre in 2011. 

Yoram Kaniuk (1930-2013) was one of Israel’s leading writers. After being wounded in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, he moved to New York for 10 years. A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk published many novels, memoirs, short stories, nonfiction, and books for children and young adults. Named an Officer in France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, Kaniuk was also the recipient of the Méditerranée Étranger (2000), the Newman Prize (2006), the Kugel Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008), the France-Israel Foundation Award (2010), and the Sapir Prize (2010). In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Kaniuk’s books have been published in 20 languages.

Of the novelists I have discovered in translation…the three for whom I have the greatest admiration are Gabriel Garciá Márquez, Peter Handke, and Yoram Kaniuk. —Susan Sontag

Kaniuk headshot
Photo by Eyal Landesman

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