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Elizabeth Graver

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

4:30 p.m. — Craft Talk, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West 

7:30 p.m. — Reading/Q&A, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West 

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222

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Elizabeth Graver is the author of Kantika (April 2023), a dazzling multigenerational saga about Sephardic Jewish families that moves from Istanbul to Barcelona, Havana, and New York, exploring displacement, endurance, and family as home.


Gish Jen said, “Intimately imagined, lyrically written, and rich with historical detail, Kantika weaves forced displacement, wild reinvention and triumphant healing into a big, border-crossing family saga. Marvelous!”


Graver’s fourth novel, The End of the Point, was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.


Cosponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Young Writers Program, and University at Albany Hillel.

Photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz 

Elizabeth Graver, credit Adrianne Mathiowetz
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