Forest Dark: A Novel

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Jan 17, 2018 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines | Israel


A Discussion with Author Nicole Krauss

This fourth novel from National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author Nicole Krauss entwines disparate narratives chronicling two characters who find themselves at a crossroads in life. Retired New York attorney Jules and blocked Brooklyn writer Nicole each take an unexpected journey, seeking answers in the Israeli desert and coming to terms with the legacy of the ancient land and the modern nation forged from it.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, served as moderator.

Nicole Krauss is the author of Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; the New York Times bestseller The History of Love; and Man Walks into a Room. She was selected as one of Granta‘s Best Young American Novelists in 2007 and named to the New Yorker’s “Twenty Under Forty” list in 2010. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.