The George Washington University Department of English and Jewish Literature Live (JLL) proudly present a reading by Ariel Sabar on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00PM in The GW Marvin Center Amphitheater. He will be reading from his book My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.
Ariel Sabar won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq (2008). His second book, Heart of the City (2011), was called a “beguiling romp” (New York Times) and an “engaging, moving and lively read” (Toronto Star). His Kindle Single, The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker (2014), was a best-selling nonfiction short.
Ariel is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Mother Jones, and This American Life, among many other places. He is a contributing editor at Smithsonian Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine, and a former staff writer for the Providence Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Christian Science Monitor, where he covered the 2008 presidential campaigns. He has reported from Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East.
Jewish Literature Live hosts rising and renowned Jewish American writers to speak with the GW and literary community. Guest speakers have included emerging leaders, National Humanities Award Recipients, international bestsellers, and UN-Award Winning Writers, e.g. Michael Chabon, E.L. Doctorow, Daniel Handler, Nicole Krauss, & Erica Jong.