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Author Maxim D. Shrayer to Give Public Reading at W&L Shrayer will read from and discuss his new book, “A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas.”

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Washington and Lee University presents an evening with author Maxim D. Shrayer on March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Shrayer will read from and discuss his new book, “A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas.” A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Shrayer is a professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies at Boston College and director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center. He is the author and editor of over 15 books, including “Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story,” “Yom Kippur in Amsterdam” and “Voices of Jewish-Russian Literature.” Shrayer is a Guggenheim Fellow and the winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award.

In Shrayer’s newest book, Simon Reznikov, the Boston-based immigrant protagonist, is restless. Set in Providence, New Haven and Boston, but also in the main character’s pilgrimages to Estonia and Bohemia, Shrayer’s “A Russian Immigrant” weaves together a literary manifesto of Russian Jews in America.

Read more about Shrayer here.

Shrayer’s visit is sponsored by the Russian Area Studies Program at W&L and Hillel House.