"Searching for Wallenberg" with Alan Lelchuk

Mon February 29th 2016, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Department of English, Creative Writing Program
Wallenberg Hall, Rm 124
Admission Information

Free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4p unless otherwise noted.

"Searching for Wallenberg" with Alan Lelchuk

Alan Lelchuk is Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies and Adjunct Professor of Liberal Studies at Dartmouth University. He is the author of eight novels, including: American Mischief, Miriam at Thirty-Four, Brooklyn Boy, Shrinking, Miriam in Her Forties, Playing the Game, and Ziff: A Life?

"Searching for Wallenberg" is a docu-novel about a young Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest in 1944-45, and the contemporary American historian who seeks to find out about the many mysteries surrounding RW's life ,and death.  The novel's hybrid nature consists of the historical mingling with the invented, and dramatizes how fiction can enhance history in searching for the truth.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program.