Paul Goldberg first heard a Moscow version of the myth about Jews using blood for religious rituals when he was 10, in 1969. By the time he emigrated to the US in 1973, he had gathered the massive collection of Moscow stories which underpin his debut novel, The Yid. As a reporter, Goldberg has written two books about the Soviet human rights movement, The Final Act and The Thaw Generation (with Ludmilla Alexeyeva). He is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a weekly publication focused on the business and politics of cancer, and coauthor (with Otis Brawley) of a book about the American healthcare system, How We Do Harm. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and elsewhere, and he has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN, and NPR. He lives in Washington, DC.
Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; and Saudade (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Slate, The Believer, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014. She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writingand the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The Writers in Camden series is sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the National Endowment for the Arts.