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Jay Neugeboren reads from “Max Baer and the Star of David” at Floyd Memorial Library
February 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
“”Max Baer and the Star of David” resides at the rough, mysterious edge between history and myth. The book will bewitch readers with its own powerful song and haunting love story, filled with regret and a deep rage against America’s racial sins, past and present.” — Jerome Charyn, author of Bitter Bronx and I Am Abraham
Jay Neugeboren is the author of award-winning novels (The Stolen Jew, Before My Life Began, 1940, The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company, and Poli); nonfiction (Imagining Robert, Transforming Madness); and four collections of prize-winning stories. His essays and stories have appeared widely–in the New York Review of Books, the Atlantic Monthly, the American Scholar, Psychiatric Services, Black Clock, Ploughshares, Commonweal, Moment, Hadassah, and the New York Times–and have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including Best American Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories.
The recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he was a professor and writer-in-residence for many years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has also taught at Stanford, Columbia, and the State University of New York at Old Westbury. He now lives and writes in New York City.