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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

41st Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

2019 Author Submission Form

November 3-17, 2019
Plus bookend author events throughout the year

Upcoming Event: Alyson Richman, March 14, 7pm
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From the #1 International bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise and a child’s heart.

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely immigrated to America, the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she’ll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her – until she needs that strength the most.

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The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more.

Now in its 40th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions.

The esteemed group of previous Festival speakers include:

  • Alan Arkin
  • Saul Bellow
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Wolf Blitzer
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • Anita Diamant
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Susie Essman
  • Betty Friedan
  • David Gregory
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Carl Reiner
  • Cokie Roberts
  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
  • William Shatner
  • Neil Simon
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • R.L. Stine
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Leon Uris
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Henry Winkler
  • and many others

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Contact

Amy BornsteinDirector, Literary & Jewish Arts
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-442-3152

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