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Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Global Literature: Israel, Dhaka, & The Frozen North

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Cheuse Center Director Matt Davis facilitates a panel of authors with novels set in different corners of the globe. The Parting Gift by Evan Fallenberg tackles jealousy, obsession, and revenge, as it shrewdly explores the gender expectations of men as lovers, as fathers, and as Israelis and Palestinians. Tiger Trails by Helena Thorfinn tells the story of a Swedish woman who once worked for the Swedish Embassy in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and - after a recent terror attack - she has returned with her husband to continue her work in human rights. The Dictionary of Animal Languages by Heidi Sopinka details the life and work of a 90-year-old British woman who abandoned her love, her art, and her home in Paris during WWII to conduct research of animal languages in the “frozen North.” 

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Evan Fallenberg

Evan Fallenberg is an author and translator of films, plays, and books, including Meir Shalev's A Pigeon and a Boy, winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for fiction. He is the recipient of the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Stonewall Book Award for Literature... Read More →
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Heidi Sopinka

Heidi  Sopinka is  the  founder  of  renowned  fashion  label  Horses  Atelier,  and  has  also  worked  as  a  cook,  a  pilot,  and  a  literary  journalist,  in  her  native  Canada.  In  2009  Sopinka  spent  several  days  with  Leonora  Carrington... Read More →
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Helena Thorfinn

Helena Thorfinn is a Swedish writer and development professional currently living in Washington DC. Helena moves between writing, journalism and development issues with a passion for people and how people strategize to live their lives, personally, politically and practically.For... Read More →