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Acclaimed Author Dara Horn, PhD, Will Speak on her Recent Book, “People Love Dead Jews”

This lecture is part of an Antisemitism Education Initiative at Yale University.

“People Love Dead Jews” was selected as New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Horn’s books have also been selected for Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist

Dara Horn is the author of 6 books, including the novels, In the Image, The World to Come, All Other Nights, A Guide for the Perplexed, andEternal Life, as well as the new essay

collection: People Love Dead Jews.

Horn is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the JW Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. She has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard.

This lecture is part of an Antisemitism Education Initiative at Yale University, supported by a grant from the Academic Engagement Network. It is co-sponsored by The Yale Forum of Jewish Faculty and Friends (YFJF&F), The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, and the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.

Additional support has been provided by The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale, The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.


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