This Month at Novel Jews

Published May 06, 2005, issue of May 06, 2005.

Novel Jews is a downtown reading series that presents provocative and enlightening fiction and literary nonfiction by both today’s literary superstars and the emerging voices of tomorrow. It is co-sponsored by the Sol Goldman 14th Street Y, the JCC in Manhattan and the Forward.

SHALOM AUSLANDER was raised as an Orthodox Jew in Spring Valley, N.Y. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under 35, he has had articles published in Esquire and humor pieces on National Public Radio’s “This American Life.” He will be reading from his new collection, “Beware of God.”

LEELILA STROGOV is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Barcelona Review, Phoebe and Other Voices. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction, and is the editor of Swink magazine. She will be reading her short story, “Genesis.”

WHEN: May 11, 2005, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

For more information on the series, please contact Alyssa Abrahamson, director of Jewish adult and arts programs, 14th Street Y, at

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