The Book of V: A Reading & Conversation with Anna Solomon and Sivan Rotholz

Led by Anna Solomon and Sivan Rotholz
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:00–2:00 PM ET
This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.
Just in time for Purim, join Ritualwell for a book talk with Anna Solomon on The Book of V, her third novel, a creative retelling of the story of Esther and Vashti, woven with the stories of contemporary women. The New York Times describes The Book of V, as “engrossing, highly readable, darkly sexy.” Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review: “Fresh and tantalizing, with fascinating intergenerational discussions about desire, duty, family, and feminism, as well as a surprising, completely believable twist. This frank, revisionist romp through a Bible tale is a winner.” Anna Solomon will be joined in conversation with Sivan Rotholz.


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Anna Solomon is the author of three novels—The Book of V., Leaving Lucy Pear, and The Little Bride—and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, One Story, The Boston Globe, Tablet, and elsewhere. Anna is the recipient of awards from MacDowell, Yaddo, Bread Loaf, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and The Missouri Review, among others. Anna is co-editor with Eleanor Henderson of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. Previously, she worked as an award-winning journalist for National Public Radio’s Living on Earth. Anna is a graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches writing at Barnard College, Warren Wilson’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center. Anna was born and raised in Gloucester, Ma., and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Sivan Rotholz is a professor of gynocentric Torah and creative writing. She has taught at Brooklyn College, Tel Aviv University, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Moishe House, and elsewhere, and has shared her Torah in synagogues and living rooms across the globe. Her writing has appeared in the Jewish Journal, 929, and Ritualwell, among other publications. She is the Education Director for Achayot – Jewish women writers, and is pursuing rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.

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