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B’nai Havurah and Lighthouse Writers Workshop present Jessica Cohen and David Shneer on “Literature without Borders: The Art of Translation” at the Tattered Cover Colfax

Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 4 Sh'vat 5778

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMTattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Interested in Israeli literature? If so you will want to mark your calendar for January 20, 7 p.m. when B’nai Havurah and Lighthouse Writers Workshop present Jessica Cohen and David Shneer in conversation at the Tattered Cover, Colfax.

They will discuss “Literature without Borders: The Art of Translation.” Jessica Cohen, translator, and David Grossman, author, won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for “A Horse Walks into a Bar.” Following their talk, Jessica and David Shneer will open the discussion to questions from the audience. We hope you will join us for coffee, tea, dessert and what promises to be a remarkable evening of conversation.    

Registration, below, is appreciated.


Born in England, raised in Israel, and currently living in Denver, Jessica Cohen translates contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative work. Her translations include works by major Israeli writers including Etgar Keret, Dorit Rabinyan, Ronit Matalon and Tom Segev, as well as Golden Globe-winning director Ari Folman. She is a past board member of the American Literary Translators Association and has served as a judge for the National Translation Award. 

David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer professor of Jewish history, chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and professor of history, religious studies, and Jewish studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an acclaimed international speaker and author, having written several books including the award-winning Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, & the Holocaust, called “path-breaking” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.  His other books include Queer Jews, a finalist for the Lambda Literary award, and Yiddish and the Creation of Soviet Jewish Culture, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

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