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Waking Lions with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

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Eitan Green is a good Israeli doctor. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene. It is a decision that changes everything for him.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's first novel, One Night, Markovitch, won the Israeli Sapir Prize and the Italian Adei-Wizo Literary Prize. Her second novel, Waking Lions, won the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize and French Wizo Prize and was a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award. The New York Times Book Review picked Waking Lions as Editors' Choice, and the Wall Street Journal included it on its Best Summer Reads list. Gundar-Goshen is a contributor to BBC’s The Cultural Frontline, as well as the Financial Times, Time Magazine, and the Telegraph.

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel.

Program made possible, in part, by Tricia Hellman Gibbs.