Waking Lions

Date: Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Important next-generation Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s gripping novel narrates the aftermath of an Israeli neurosurgeon’s accidental killing of an Eritrean migrant. Newly translated from Hebrew, this tightly crafted story is as timely as it is riveting.


This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.

Admission to the book talk is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.

About the Author

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 translated into 14 languages. Gundar-Goshen’s 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.