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Authors Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky in town this month


Leah Kaminsky

On Nov. 12 Writer's Block Bookstore and Rollins College will host authors Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky. The event will be a conversation between the two authors in addition to individual presentations regarding their latest works. Then on Nov. 15, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Glinter will be promoting "Have I Got a Story for You," a collection of stories he curated from the Yiddish newspaper, The Forward. Kaminsky will be promoting her latest novel "The Waiting Room."

Glinter is The Forward's deputy culture editor. His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Paris Review Daily, Book forum, and The Walrus. His biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

"Have I Got a Story for You" is a collection of 42 stories from America's greatest Yiddish newspaper, The Forward, published in English for the first time. The Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East and provided them with everything from comic strips to noodle kugel recipes. Glinter and the Forward staff have combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, from wartime novellas to avant-garde fiction to satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York.

Ezra Glinter

Kaminsky, a physician and award-winning author, is poetry editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. Her books include "We're All Going to Die," "Writer MD," and "Cracking the Code." She holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

"The Waiting Room" is the story of Dina, an Australian doctor born to Holocaust survivors who struggles to cope with life in Haifa during the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack. While dealing with difficult patients, a six-year-old son, and a marriage under strain, Dina is haunted by the dead mother she would rather forget.

This event will take place at Rollins College Galloway Room.

For those who are hoping to pre-order, "Have I Got a Story for You" and "The Waiting Room" can be directed to the following link:



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