Wyomissing, PA, — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks in partnership with Exeter Community Library and Sinking Spring Public Library announce the next author in the second season of Literatour Berks, a community-wide celebration with 29 events featuring authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers throughout Berks County. The public is invited to a virtual discussion with Eshkol Nevo, one of Israel’s most critically and commercially acclaimed writers on Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m. on Zoom.
Nevo will discuss his latest book “The Last Interview: A Novel”. A writer tries to answer a set of interview questions sent to him by a website editor. At first, they stick to the standard fare: Did you always know you would be a writer? How autobiographical are your books? Have you written any stories you would never publish? Usually his answers in these situations are measured, calculated, cautious. But this time, when his heart is about to break and his life is about to crumble, he finds he cannot tell anything but the truth. The naked, funny, sad, scandalous, politically incorrect truth.
Every question the writer tackles opens a door to a hidden room of his life. And each of his answers reveals that at the heart of every truth, there is a lie—and vice versa. Surprising, bold, intimate, and utterly engrossing, The Last Interview shows just how tenuous the lines are between work and life, love and hate, fact and fiction. And in exploring the many, often contradictory facets of an Israeli author’s identity, Eshkol Nevo also gives us a nuanced, thought-provoking portrait of a country at odds with itself.
Nevo was born in Jerusalem and spent his childhood in Israel and Detroit. He is one of Israel’s best-selling authors and also co-runs the biggest creative writing school in that country. All of his books have been bestsellers in Israel, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. His novels have sold over a million copies globally and won or been nominated for several literary prizes.
Registration for this free virtual event can be found at https://readingjewishcommunity.org/home/literatour
Signed copies of the books will be available for purchase through the Literatour Berks official book vendor, Reads & Company of Phoenixville. https://bookshop.org/shop/readsandcompany
Literatour Berks is a community program that will bring 29 authors in exciting programs from September 2020 to June 2021 to Berks County, virtually and in-person. The program is presented by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks in partnership with Exeter Community Library and Sinking Spring Public Library. A complete list of authors and topics can be found at www.readingjewishcommunity.org/home/literatour Additional support in the form of community patrons is acknowledged and appreciated.
The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds along with the Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.
Exeter Community Library and Sinking Spring Public Library are members of the Berks County Public Libraries.