Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo on his novel, “Homesick”


A message from Professor Dalit Katz:

The last presentation in the series Contemporary Israeli Voices 2011 will take place on Tuesday, December 6, at 8 P. M at Russell House. Eshkol Nevo, an up and coming and complex voice in Israeli literature will talk about his recently translated into English novel, Homesick (2004). The novel was praised by many critics in and outside Israel, was 60 weeks on Israel’s National Bestseller list, and was the winner of the inaugural FFI-Raymond Wallier Prize, Paris 2008 as well as the Book Publishers Association Gold Prize (2005). “Homesick is a warm, wise and sophisticated novel. I read it with much pleasure,” wrote Amos Oz. In 2008, Nevo was awarded membership in the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation, one of the country’s highest recognitions for excellence in the arts. 

Homesick is set in the period following the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 and switches  back and forth between the stories of six inhabitants of Maoz Zion, a village outside Jerusalem,  who have very little in common  and yet are bonded through a melancholic thread of longing.

A reception will follow the reading.

This event is sponsored by the Jewish and Israel Studies.

What: reading/lecture by awarding-winning Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo!

 When: Tuesday, December 6 at

Where: Russell House (350 High St)


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