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Book Talk: More Than I Love My Life

Hosted By: Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

Join Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and inter­na­tion­al­ly best-sell­ing author David Gross­man in a con­ver­sa­tion about love, trau­ma, and heal­ing. “More Than I Love My Life” is the sto­ry of three gen­er­a­tions of women on an unlike­ly jour­ney to a Croa­t­ian island and a secret that needs to be told, writ­ten by Book­er Prize win­ner, Sapir Prize win­ner, and two-time Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win­ner David Gross­man. He will be joined by Jew­ish Book Council’s own Mar­i­lyn Has­sid, in a con­ver­sa­tion that will allow the audi­ence a peek inside his inspi­ra­tion for writ­ing this book and more. Reserve your free tick­et today!

This event is co-spon­sored by the Israel Office of Cul­tur­al Affairs and JBC Network Sites.

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David Grossman

David Grossman was born in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into more than forty languages. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umanitaria, the Premio Ischia International Journalism Award, Israel’s EMET Prize, the Man Booker International Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation. He lives in Jerusalem.
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Marilyn Levitch Hassid

Marilyn Levitch Hassid is a retired Jewish Communal Professional who worked 10 years as a formal Jewish Educator and 35 years with the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC (J) where she produced visual, literary, film, and performing arts programs, and numerous special events often teaming-up with fellow colleagues, particularly pairing Jewish learning and arts and culture experiences. During her years with the J, she developed numerous program partnerships and collaborations with synagogues, Jewish Community organizations, and general community arts organizations generating greater visibility for Jewish/Israeli arts and culture in Houston. Marilyn has served on national planning projects with the Jewish Book Council (JBC), the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA), Jewish Creativity International, and the Foundation for Jewish Culture. Currently, she is a consultant with the Jewish Book Council onboarding and mentoring new staff and participating sites. Marilyn lives in Houston, TX.
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Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, found­ed in 1944, is the longest-run­n­ing orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish literature.
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