Dorit Rabinyan Residency and Workshop

All Day
on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Location:
8 St. Mary's St Boston MA, Room 906
URL:
https://www.bu.edu/jewishstudies/calendar/events/?eid=201571
Meet one of Israel's great literary talents, Dorit Rabinyan, who published her celebrated first novel in her early twenties then hit a writer's block before finding her stride. Born in Israel to an Iranian-Jewish family, Rabinyan is the recipient of the Itzhak Vinner Prize, the ACUM Award, The Prime Minister’s Prize and the Jewish Wingate Quarterly Award (London). Her first two novels "Persian Brides" and "A Strand of a Thousand Pearls" were both international best sellers and translated into fifteen languages. In 2014 Rabinyan published her third novel, "All The Rivers," an immediate best seller in Israel. The novel was named one of the ten best books of the year by Ha’aretz newspaper and was also awarded the prestigious Bernstein Award for Literature. In January 2016 "All The Rivers," a love story about a Jew and an Arab, became the center of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from the official curriculum of the public high school system.