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“Literature is the best thing humanity has. Poetry is the heart of literature, the highest concentration of everything that is the best in the world and in man. It is the only true food for your soul.”  
Lyudmila Ulitskaya



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An Evening with Lyudmila Ulitskaya

  • Rapaporte Treasure Hall Goldfarb Library Waltham, MA (map)

NOTE: This presentation will be in Russian, with no interpretation.

A conversation with renowned Russian novelist and short story writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya. Co-presented with the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry.

Lyudmila Ulitskaya was born in 1943 in the Urals. After graduating from Moscow University with a Degree of Master in Biology, she worked in the Institute of Genetics as a scientist. She later became Repertory Director of the Hebrew Theatre of Moscow.

Ulitskaya is the author of 14 books of fiction, three tales for children, and six plays staged by a number of theaters in Russia and Germany. Her awards include the Oleg Tabakov Prize, the Budapest Grand Prix, and the Russian Booker Prize, among others. Her most recent book translated into English is Daniel Stein, Interpreter.

Read more about Ulitskaya in The New Yorker: THE WEIGHT OF WORDS: One of Russia’s most famous writers confronts the state by Masha Gessen

Free and open to the public. Reservations are advised. Please use the button below to reserve a seat.

Earlier Event: December 10
Discovery Evening