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Novelist Eli Gottlieb to Discuss Autism, Give Reading, and Screen Documentary at Bard College on April 18

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, April 18, Eli Gottlieb, the award-winning author of The Boy Who Went Away, Now You See Him, and The Face Thief, will read from Best Boy, his new novel about autism, memory, and redemption. The New Yorker finds Best Boy “arresting.. The book’s empathy is bracing.” Celebrated writer Cynthia Ozick says, “I’ve fallen in love with Best Boy, touched by its delicacy and fearless truths.” A short documentary film featuring Gottlieb’s brother, the model for the protagonist of Best Boy, will be screened at the start of the reading. Gottlieb will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center, and will be followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
Born in Manhattan and raised in New Jersey, Eli Gottlieb has worked as a senior editor of Elle magazine and taught American literature as a lecturer at the University of Padova, Italy. His novels have won him the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and McKitterick Prize of the British Society of Authors and have been published in 14 countries.
For more information about this event, or to be placed on the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series e-mail list, call 845-758-7054 or e-mail
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