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Israeli author to give Craige Lecture Feb. 4 in Chapel

Assaf Gavron

The Department of Comparative Literature and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will present a talk by Israeli novelist Assaf Gavron Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.

Gavron’s talk, “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective,” is part of the Willson Center’s 2016 Global Georgia Initiative and also the Department of Comparative Literature’s Betty Jean Craige Lecture. Craige is University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and a former director of the Willson Center.

“Assaf Gavron is one of the most important writers to emerge from Israel in recent years,” said Peter O’Neill, an assistant professor of comparative literature and chair of the department’s annual lectures, conferences and events committee. “Since its publication in English, The Hilltop has won acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.”

The Global Georgia Initiative is a visiting speaker series that presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene.