Feb 15

The roar of the desert--a journey to Israel's back yard.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Israeli novelist and screenwriter, will give the annual Forkosh lecture in Judaic Studies.

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
8:00 – 9:15 pm / Leighton 304
2018 Forkosh Poster

Gundar-Goshen will discuss her second work of fiction, Waking Lions, the first Israeli novel to engage with African refugee experiences in Israel.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's first novel, One Night, Markovitch , won the Sapir Prize in 2012 for debut novels, the Italian Adei-Wizo Prize (Florence, 2016),  and the French Adei-Wizo Prize (Paris, 2017). The novel was long-listed for the Italian Sinbad Prize, and for Grand prix des lectrices de Elle, and translated to 14 languages.

Her second novel, Waking Lions, won the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.  The New York Times Book Review picked Waking Lions as "Editors' Choice", and The Wall Street Journal included the novel on its "Best Summer Reads" list.

Gundar-Goshen is a contributor to BBC The Cultural Frontline. She is also an occasional contributor to the Financial Times, Time Magazine and The Telegraph.

Sponsored by Judaic Studies. Contact: Stacy Beckwith, x7033