The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host novelist and screenwriter Sayed Kashua for a public lecture, “Cultural Criticism through Humor,” on Thurs., March 10.
New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host novelist and screenwriter Sayed Kashua for a public lecture, “Cultural Criticism through Humor,” on Thurs., March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. at the school’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).
Kashua, who also writes a satirical weekly column for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is renowned for using his tongue-in-cheek style to address the issues faced by Arabs in Israel—with the aim of shedding light on the complex reality of life in Israel.
He is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, which won the 2011 Bernstein Prize. Kashua, who was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in 2004, is the writer and creator of the Israeli television shows “Arab Labor” and “The Screenwriter”. In his weekly Haaretz column, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel who are caught between two worlds.
The event is free and open to the public; an RSVP is required. For more information, please call 212.992.7762.