Jerusalem: Meeting with Sofia Andrukhovych in the Agnon House

Event date:
October 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018
Event location:
Agnon House, Jerusalem, 16 Klausner Street (Talpiot)

On October 24, 2018 at 7 pm, the Agnon House in Jerusalem (16 Klausner Street, Talpiot) will be hosting a presentation of ‘The Key in the Pocket’ — a book of essays within the framework of the Ukraine-based project ‘Exit outside: On the 130th anniversary of the birth of Shmuel Yosef Agnon’.

The presentation of the Hebrew and English translations of the book with the foreword by Rabbi Jeffrey Saks will be accompanied by a talk with Ukrainian writer Sofia Andrukhovych, who took up a literature residency two years ago as part of the project ‘Agnon: 50 Steps to Understand’ in Buchach, supported by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter and Goethe-Institut Ukraine.

The presentation of ‘The Key in the Pocket’ begins the Ukrainian-Jewish dialogue about the literary heritage of Shmuel Yosef Agnon. The event also commences a new collaboration between the Agnon House in Jerusalem and the Agnon Literary Center in Buchach.

Sophia Andrukhovych is one of Ukrainian most prominent contemporary writers. She is laureate of the Joseph Conrad Literary Award and winner of the BBC Ukrainian 2014 Book Awards. This conversation is an occasion to learn about the Ukrainian framework of reading Agnon, as well as a chance to discuss the recent literary projects that aim at restoring Ukraine’s involvement with its Jewish heritage. The program director of the Agnon Literary Center, Mariana Maksymiak, will approach the talk with a special focus on Agnon’s upbringing in Buchach.

The translation and publication of the essay collection, as well as the visit of Sofia Andrukhovych and Mariana Maksymiak to Israel are possible thanks to the generous support of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

The presentation is possible by supporting of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, בית ש”י עגנון בירושלים/Agnon House in Jerusalem, S.Y. Agnon, Israeli Friends of Ukraine and Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel.

The presentation will be held in English.
The entrance is free.