SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies, 24 November, 7pm: Thane Rosenbaum, ‘The Holocaust and the Novel: Can an Atrocity be Fictionalized?’

SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies Special Event

Thane Rosenbaum, Novelist and Professor at New York University

The Holocaust and the Novel: Can an Atrocity be Fictionalized?’

Thursday 24 November, 19:00-21:00h

Faber Building, Room 01 (ground floor)

 Chair: Catherine Hezser, Professor of Jewish Studies, SOAS

We have the pleasure to invite you to a special reading and discussion with Thane Rosenbaum, one of the most prominent contemporary American-Jewish novelists and essayists whose novels reflect the perspective of the second generation after the Holocaust. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction including Elijah Visible (1996, a collection of interconnected stories which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for the best work of American Jewish fiction), Second Hand Smoke (1999, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist), The Golems of Gotham (2002, a mystical ghost story set in New York), and most recently, How Sweet It Is! (2015, about a family of Holocaust survivors in 1972 Miami). His essays appear frequently in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Beast. He is also a law professor and a Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. Amongst his legal-political works are: Payback: The Case for Revenge, and his forthcoming work: The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment.

For more information on his work see

The Faber building is at 23-24 Russell Square. For a map and a plan of SOAS buildings see

All are welcome and the entrance is free of charge.

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