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Reading: Sayed Kashua

Date:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time:

07:30 P.M. - 09:30 P.M.

Location:

Stretansky Concert Hall, Cunningham Center for Music and Art

Kashua is a Palestinian-Israeli writer whose fiction and journalism depicts Palestinian life in Israel and, through a masterful blend of satire and drama, the challenge of Jewish-Palestinian co-existence. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written for the Jerusalem weekly Kol Ha'Ir and is a columnist for Ha'aretz. Kashua is the author of three novels, Dancing Arabs, which won the Grinzane Cavour Award for Debut Novel (Italy, 2004); Let It Be Morning; and Second Person Singular, which won both the Bernstein Prize (Israel, 2011) and the Prix des Lecteurs du Var (France, 2012). He wrote the popular and groundbreaking sitcom Arab Labor. His most recent book is Native, a collection of essays. Kashua teaches Hebrew and writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.