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Evenings with an Author: Dalia Sofer [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]
October 14 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
*Covid-19 Update: This fall, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up (follow this link!). Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
Please join us for a reading and interview with author Dalia Sofer to learn more about her latest novel, Man of My Time.
Set in Tehran and New York, Man of My Time is the story of Hamid Mozaffarian, a man as alienated from himself as he is from the world. After decades of working with ambivalence for the Iranian government, Hamid travels on a diplomatic mission to New York, where he encounters his estranged family and retrieves the ashes of his father. Tucked into a mint tin in Hamid’s pocket, the ashes propel him into an excavation of a lifetime of betrayals, forcing him to confront his past. Exploring variations of loss, Man of My Time is not only about family and memory, but also about the relationship between captor and captive, country and citizen, and individual and history.
Dalia Sofer is the author of the novels Man of My Time—a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and The Septembers of Shiraz—selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and published in sixteen countries. A recipient of a Whiting Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, she has contributed essays and reviews to various publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The LA Review of Books, and The Believer. Born in Tehran, Iran, Sofer currently lives in New York City.