DPL Author Series Hosts Lev Raphael

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, The Detroit Public Library will host a reading and discussion of Lev Raphael’s My Germany – A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped as part of their Celebrate Authors Series. Quoted on the DPL site as a “masterfully written memoir”, the event will be hosted at the Main Library – Old Fine Arts location.

Lev Raphael is no stranger to the state of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Michigan State University where he taught Creative Writing. Not just a classroom presence, Mr. Raphael was also a review columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a voice for Michigan Radio.

A pioneer in American-Jewish literature, the prolific Raphael is widely known for his writings about children of Holocaust survivors (both of his parents are survivors). Mr. Raphael has published books, essays, articles, reviews and various literary works which have been translated and published in multiple languages. His writings not only garner high praise but have also amassed numerous prizes and awards. In addition, his literary Papers were purchased by MSU and now rest in the Michigan State University Libraries.

*As always, support your local bookstores and universities. It matters!

-Post by Megan Shaffer

Related Links:

Elizabeth Bachner’s lengthy reflections on Bookslut

You Tube Interview on Lansing Online News

Raphael on Salon.com