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Jahlit 2017 - Eduardo Halfon

The Betsy Hotel
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Author of THE POLISH BOXER, Harman Writer in Residence at Baruch College
"A sophisticated hide and seek game … a stimulating and inspiring read." (The Guardian)

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City, descendent from a Jewish family. He moved to the USA with his family at the age of ten. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published sixteen books. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on The Polish Boxer, which was the first of his books to be published in English, in 2012, by Bellevue Literary Press, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection in 2012 and finalist for the International Latino Book Award 2013.

Presented as part of the 23rd Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference. Public programs are underwritten by The Betsy - South Beach, The Knight Foundation, and PG Family Foundation for 2017. Public programs are free, but you must register to attend.

The community is also invited to purchase access to the entire conference for a fee of $50 per day. See jahlit.com for tickets and access for scholar-presenters.