Join poet and author Elizabeth Rosner on Wednesday, October 13, at 7 PM in the Carnegie Community Room for a discussion of her latest novel, Blue Nude, as well as her acclaimed debut novel, The Speed of Light – which was a 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion 2010 selection.
The daughter of Jewish holocaust survivors, Rosner’s writing is greatly influenced by her parents’ experiences. Indeed, the central theme of The Speed of Light examines the effects of holocaust on the descendents of its survivors. Translated into nine languages, the novel was the recipient of the Harold U. Ribalow Prize administered by Hadassah Magazine, and judged by Elie Wiesel, among others.
Her second novel, Blue Nude, depicts an encounter between a post-war German painter and his Israeli artist’s model. Blue Nude was selected as a Book Sense Notable Pick and was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2006.
Rosner’s poetry chapbook, Gravity, was one of the Select Poets Series published by Small Poetry Press and is currently in its fourteenth printing. Her prize-winning poems have been published by numerous literary journals, such as Poetry, Poetry East, and Southern Poetry Review.
A resident of Berkeley, California, Rosner is a full-time writer, having been an instructor of creative writing at the college level for eighteen years. She is a graduate of Stanford University, the MFA Program at the University of California/Irvine, and the University of Queensland in Australia.
Her extensive travels have included long-term stays in the Philippines, Israel, Australia, Sweden, and Mexico.
Books by Elizabeth Rosner will be available for purchase and autographing following her presentation.
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