Staenberg Lecture with Dara Horn | 04.15.24 | The Factory | St. Louis, MO

Maryville University Presents The Annual Staenberg Lecture feat. Dara Horn

Lobby opens beginning 5:00pm with doors opening for reserved seating at 6:00pm. Speaker begins promptly at 6:30pm.


Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021).

One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists (2007), she is the recipient of three National Jewish Book Awards, among other honors, and she was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, the Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into twelve languages.

Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonianTablet, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications.

Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel, and Australia.

She currently serves as Creative Adviser for The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.

Dara Horn lectures frequently on her books and on topics relating to Jewish literature, history, and culture for a wide variety of audiences. She has spoken on four continents and in more than 30 states in hundreds of venues, including at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Duke, Penn, and UCLA, among dozens of other colleges and universities. Dara also speaks at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion events for corporations and business groups, including for Google’s worldwide employees; she has been invited to speak at the Vatican and in other interfaith venues, as well as on general-audience and Christian television shows. Other institutions where Dara has spoken include literary venues (bookstores, libraries, arts festivals, cultural centers), synagogues, churches, community centers, foundations and nonprofits.

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  • Date
  • Mon. April 15, 2024
  • Times
  • Doors 6:00 pm | Show 6:30 pm
  • Age Restrictions

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