VIRTUAL - Joshua Cohen | The Netanyahus with Rivka Galchen | Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch
Joshua Cohen’s acclaimed novels include Moving Kings, Witz, and Book of Numbers, “a fascinating look at the dark heart of the Web” and “one of the best novels ever written about the Internet” (Rolling Stone). One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2017, Cohen is the author of the short story collection Four New Messages and the book of essays Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction. Cohen has contributed nonfiction to The New York Times, Harper's, and n+1. Blurring the line between the real and the imagined, The Netanyahus follows a Jewish historian who unexpectedly must play host to an exiled Israeli historian and his family on a wintry 1959 upstate New York college campus.
Rivka Galchen is the author of Atmospheric Disturbances, a comical mystery that follows a doctor who believes his wife has been replaced with a duplicate. The recipient of an MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Galchen also earned an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham Fellow. She was also the recipient of a 2006 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and published a popular essay on the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics in The Believer. An combination of history and fiction, Galchen’s latest novel tells the tale of Katharina Kepler, a 17th century widow accused of witchcraft who seeks help from her son, the renowned mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.
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