The Ruined House
A Book Release Event with Ruby Namdar
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 PM (Doors Open at 6:00 PM)
The Tikvah Center, 165 E 56th Street, New York, New York
Join us for a conversation with Israeli novelist Ruby Namdar, as we celebrate the English language release of his novel, The Ruined House, winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award. The novel, which has been brilliantly translated by Hillel Halkin, tells the story of Andrew P. Cohen, a successful professor at NYU whose world begins to crack when he is visited by a series of strange and inexplicable visions of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem to a family of Iranian-Jewish heritage. His first book, Haviv (2000) won The Ministry of Culture’s Award for Best First Publication. His novel The Ruined House (2013) has won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. He currently lives in NYC with his wife and two daughters, and teaches Jewish literature, focusing on Biblical and Talmudic narrative. The English edition of The Ruined House (translated by Hillel Halkin) will be published in the US by Harper Collins in November 2017.