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"The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land" with Omer Friedlander

, Kerwin Hall Classroom Lecture Hall T02

Updated 1/26

The Center for Israel Studies and Department of Literature continue their Israeli Writers Series in 2023 with an exciting evening in conversation with award-winning Israeli author Omer Friedlander and Professor Lauren Strauss. Please join us!

A Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University, Omer Friedlander is the author of the short story collection, "The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land" (Random House, 2022). Friedlander earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, England, and an MFA from Boston University, where he was supported by the Saul Bellow Fellowship. He has also earned fellowships from Bread Loaf, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Blue Mountain Center. His novel, "The Glass Golem", is forthcoming from Random House.


Friedlander's short stories have won numerous awards, including the Baltimore Review Winter Contest, Sonora Review Contest, Tom Howard / John H. Reid Contest, Moment Magazine’s Karma Foundation Fiction Prize. He has been a finalist for the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, the Writers’ Trust of Canada Royal Bank of Canada Bronwen Wallace Award, Lit Mag’s Virginia Woolf Award, the Lamar York Prize, Salamander Fiction Contest, and the Porter House Review Editor’s Prize, among others. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Chicago Tribune, One Story, and Granta. His stories have been published in many countries, including the United States, Canada, France, and Israel. The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land has also been published in the United Kingdom, and is forthcoming in other languages, including Italian, Dutch, and Turkish.


Omer Friedlander is the grandson of Saul Friedlander, the Pulitzer-prize winning Holocaust historian. He currently lives in New York City.
Special Guests and VIP Speakers
Center for Israel Studies
Laura Cutler


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