"Israeli Soldiers, Sudanese Refugees, and a Talmudic Debate": An Evening with Israeli Writer and Translator Haim Watzman

, Mary Graydon Conference Room 3-4

Updated 11/3/17

The Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies program invite you to an evening with Israeli writer Haim Watzman in conversation with Jewish Literature professor Lauren Strauss.

Haim Watzman is an American-born, Jerusalem-based writer, journalist, and translator.  He is well known for his English translations of recent works by Hebrew-language authors, including Tom Segev, Amos Oz and David Grossman.  He also writes the monthly “Necessary Stories” column for The Jerusalem Report, and co-authors the widely read South Jerusalem blog, along with Gershom Gorenberg. In 2017 a collection of his "Necessary Stories" was published. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Forward.

Watzman grew up in Silver Spring, MD.  He made Aliyah to Israel in 1978 after receiving a B.A. from Duke University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Ilana, and four children.

Necessary Stories will be available for sale and signing after the event.   

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