Penn Hosts Conference on Life and Work of Israeli Author Aharon Appelfeld Oct. 26-27

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 21, 2011

WHO:            Aharon Appelfeld, author

WHAT:           International Conference on the Life and Work of Israeli Author Aharon Appelfeld

WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

                       Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.–6:15 p.m.

WHERE:        McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk

                       Claudia Cohen Hall, Room G17, 249 S. 36th St.

Aharon Appelfeld’s work is recognized worldwide as among the most profound literature revolving around the Holocaust. A highlight of the conference will be his public conversation with Nili Gold, professor of Hebrew literature at Penn, at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. in Claudia Cohen Hall.

The full schedule is at

Additional information is available by contacting Chrissy Walsh at or 215-898-6654.

The conference is a collaboration between Penn and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.