Helene Wecker, Author; M.F.A. in Fiction, Columbia University
Raeshma Rasvi, Director, Art and Cultural Programs at the Islamic Cultural Center of California – Moderator
Wecker will discuss her novel, The Golem and the Jinni, which blends Jewish and Arabic mythologies and takes readers from Northern Europe and the Syrian desert to turn-of-the-century New York. Wecker combines mystical tales from her Jewish background and those of her Arab-American husband's heritage to create a fascinating story that crosses cultural borders. The Golem and the Jinni was recently listed among the San Francisco Chronicle's best 100 books of 2013.
MLF: Middle East
Program Organizer: Celia Menczel