ONLINEAuthor Dara Horn Asks Why “People Love Dead Jews”

April 18, 2023 Free
Dara Horn (Courtesy photo)
Dara Horn (Courtesy photo)

In her latest book, acclaimed author Dara Horn explores a pointed question: Why do far too many people seem to love dead Jews, but ignore the living ones? In 2022, the Holocaust continues to make headlines, fill our films and fiction, and generate extraordinary interest far beyond our community. Yet ignorance and indifference towards Jew-hatred today seems to be higher than ever. What’s going on?

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels “In the Image” (Norton 2002), “The World to Come” (Norton 2006), “All Other Nights” (Norton 2009), “A Guide for the Perplexed” (Norton 2013), and “Eternal Life” (Norton 2018), and the essay collection “People Love Dead Jews” (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize. Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard.

Co-sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion & American Public Life and the Jewish Studies Program at Boston College.

Reception sponsored by Boston College Hillel / Hillel Council of New England.* This event will be livestreamed only. A post-event recording will not be available.*

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