Award-winning essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman makes this welcome Seattle return to give this lecture, based on the subject of her most recent book, Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
"Adina Hoffman is that very rare writer who moves lightly across vast realms of knowledge, transmuting the most intransigent material into illuminating and affecting narratives. Here is a book about the making of a city that is as emotionally potent as it is intellectually bracing." —Pankaj Mishra.
Adina Hoffman comes here as the author of House of No Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood, My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, and, with Peter Cole, Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza. The latter received the American Library Association’s Best Jewish Book of the Year Award for 2011. Adina Hoffman was also an initial recipient of what has become a prestigious honor, the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.
Free admission. The Inaugural JACK AND REBECCA BENAROYA ENDOWED LECTURE presented by the HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES and the STROUM CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES.