Spertus welcomes bestselling author Anita Diamant to Chicago to discuss her newest novel, Day After Night.
Day After Night is based on the true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than 200 prisoners from the British-run Atlit internment camp for “illegal” immigrants near the Mediterranean coast north of Haifa. Anita Diamant will share her research and exploration of Day After Night's subjects, including stories of reinvention that begin in the horrors of the Holocaust and span the early history of Israel.
Publisher's Weekly calls Anita Diamant's Day After Night “compulsively readable” and the Washington Post says it “offers all the satisfactions found in her previous works.”
Anita Diamant is a prizewinning journalist and author. Among her books are a series about contemporary Jewish practice, a collection of essays called Pitching My Tent, and three bestselling works of fiction, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and her first novel, The Red Tent, a word-of-mouth sensation published in more than 25 countries.
Recorded Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.