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Concord Festival of Authors : The CFPL Corporation Presents Elizabeth Graver, author of Kantika

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

Join the Concord Free Public Library Corporation for an evening with author Elizabeth Graver, in celebration of the library’s 150th anniversary.

Elizabeth Graver’s fifth novel, Kantika, was inspired by her grandmother, Rebecca née Cohen Baruch Levy, who was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in Istanbul, and whose tumultuous and shape-shifting life journey took her to Spain, Cuba and New York. Elizabeth’s fourth novel, The End of the Point, was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her other novels are Awake, The Honey Thief, and Unravelling. Her story collection, Have You Seen Me?, won the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Best American Essays. The mother of two daughters, she teaches at Boston College.


This event is made possible by the generous support of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation, a charitable organization funded solely through private philanthropy.