Israeli Author and Journalist Meir Shalev to Visit

Meir Shalev

Israeli author and journalist Meir Shalev will visit Sarah Lawrence to present a lecture on storytelling entitled "My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner." The lecture, on November 2nd at 8:00 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 914-395-2411.

Sponsored by Hillel, the College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Writing Program, the lecture tells the story of Shalev’s family, socialist pioneers who immigrated to Palestine in the early 1900s. The Israeli author reveals their ideologies and pioneering life in Israel.

Meir Shalev is one of Israel's prominent novelists. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have been best sellers in Israel. Shalev's works include Four Meals, The Blue Mountain and Esau. Shalev is also a journalist for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Achronot.