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PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Dorit Rabinyan

Cover of All the Rivers and Dorit Rabinyan headshot

*This Event is Sold Out*


You are invited to a private dinner with writer Dorit Rabinyan.

The dinner will be hosted by Victoria and Ben Feder in their Tribeca home on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Dorit will discuss her latest book, All the Rivers, a controversial and award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. 

In the same week as her Authors’ Evening dinner, Dorit will participate in this year’s World Voices Festival event: Forbidden: Too Much in Love. The event examines the cultural complexities and political taboos of love through the discourse of literature throughout the world.  

Praise for All the Rivers: “Rabinyan juggles cultures, languages, art forms, places, times, and seasons. . . . Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan’s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.”—From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges’ decision

Dorit Rabinyan is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Persian Brides and Strand of a Thousand Pearls. She is the recipient of the Itzhak Vinner Prize, the Prime Minister’s Prize, an ACUM award, and the Jewish Quarterly–Wingate Prize. All the Rivers, originally published as Borderlife, was named as a book of the year by Haaretz and awarded the prestigious Bernstein Prize. In January 2016 it became the center of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from the high school curriculum. All the Rivers has been translated into seventeen languages.

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.

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