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PEN West presents: A reading by Alan Kaufman

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PEN West presents a reading by Alan Kaufman from his latest novel, The Berlin Woman, an explosive political romance about a love affair between two children of Holocaust survivors, set against the rising tide of antisemitism. This event will be wheelchair accessible, and refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP to Director of PEN West Wendy Martin at [email protected]


Alan Kaufman photoAlan Kaufman is the author of the memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel, and the novel Matches. He is the editor of several anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (co-edited with Barney Rosset). Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, James Sullivan said of him, “Kaufman’s unique voice, by turns manic and wretched, is always intoxicated with language… a latter day extension of the Hubert Selbys and Jean Genets… combines Kerouac’s wide-eyed discovery… and Henry Miller’s resolve to throw open the doors of private lives.” Dave Eggers has said, “He’s not neat, he’s not careful… but there’s more passion here than you see in 20 other books combined.” Kaufman’s other books include The New Generation: Fiction For Our Time From From America’s Writing Programs, The Outlaw Bible of American Essays, and The Outlaw Bible of American Art.  

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