Author/alumna to visit for conversation and book signing on April 7
March 29, 2011Tweet
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences will host a conversation with Anita Diamant, at 7p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Osterhout Concert Theater of the Anderson Center. A reception and book signing will follow in the Anderson Center Reception Room. This event is free and open to the public.
Diamant is a Boston-based writer and lecturer whose first novel, The Red Tent, won the 2001 Book Sense Book of the Year Award. A national bestseller and published in 25 countries and 20 languages, The Red Tent is based on the biblical story of Dinah.
Diamant’s latest book, Day After Night, is set in 1945 and tells the story of four women, Holocaust survivors who meet in the British internment camp of Atlit and befriend one another as they grapple with a new life in a new land.
Diamant’s non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life are standard reference books in homes across America and include The New Jewish Wedding, How to Raise a Jewish Child, Saying Kaddish, Choosing a Jewish Life: a Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends, Living a Jewish Life, and The New Jewish Baby Book.
An award-winning journalist, Diamant’s articles have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parents, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine and online for the webzine, www.jewishfamily.com.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Judaic Studies, the Binghamton University Alumni Association, Hillel of Binghamton and the Division of Student Affairs.
For more information about this event, contact Diane Horvath at 607-777-6799.