New & Noted

Nicole Krauss


“One of America’s most important novelists.”


The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals—an older lawyer and a young novelist—whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

Jules Epstein, whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, has in the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce, and his retirement felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel. Meanwhile a young, well-known novelist, leaving her family in Brooklyn, arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can’t turn down. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization—of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

More about Nicole Krauss

More About Nicole Krauss

Publishers Weekly, June 2017

Nicole Krauss Tackles a New Form

Huffington Post, September 2011

Q&A With Nicole Krauss

The New Yorker, June 2013

Born Again


“A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.”

Philip Roth

Book Signing

A book signing will follow the lecture. A selection of backlist titles and the author’s current book will be available for sale from Classic Lines.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.


$33, which includes a hardcover copy of Krauss’ latest book, Forest Dark.
$10 student ticket, book not included. Must present valid ID.
Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 6 p.m. on the day of the event.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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