The Russian and East European Studies Program, the Slavic Club, and the Department of History will welcome to Seton Hall the writer Marina Antropow Cramer, who will present her book Roads (2017) and give a talk "Between Two Tyrants: One Family's Journey from Stalin's Russia to Hitler's Labor Camps".
The talk will take place on Thursday, February 16th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Fahy Hall 236, with an option to attend virtually via a designated Microsoft Teams link.
Marina Antropow Cramer was born in Germany, the child of Russian refugees from the Soviet Union, and emigrated with her family to the United States in 1956. She holds a B.A. in English from Upsala College. She has been a waitress, fabric store manager, traveling saleswoman, telephone fundraiser, used book dealer, business owner, and bookseller. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Her work has appeared in Blackbird, Istanbul Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Bloom Literary Magazine, and the other side of hope magazine. She is the author of the novels Roads (Chicago Review Press) and Anna Eva Mimi Adam (RunAmok Books). Her novel Marfa’s River (Apprentice House Press) is scheduled for spring 2023 release.
Praise for the novel Roads:
"Like The Madonnas of Leningrad, Marina Antropow Cramer’s sweeping novel brings to life the suffering of ordinary Russians during World War II. With richly evoked compassion, Roads shows us the power of family and love to survive in the face of devastation." —Laurie Lico Albanese, author of Stolen Beauty
"Riveting, heartbreaking, and beautifully written, Roads takes us deep into the black heart of Nazi Germany, finding not only horror and despair but a stubborn and tenacious hope and a kind of clarity about what it means to be human." —Christina Baker Kline, number one New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World
"The characters are strongly drawn and fascinating… Cramer’s writing is lush and poetic with a refreshing edge." —Shelf Awareness
"With more than apt characterization, Cramer explores characters' adaptability as social critique." —ForeWord Magazine
"A broad, moving novel of a family’s creation, migration, dispersal and reconnection through war and its aftermath." —Russian Life
Partial funding for this event has been provided by the College of Arts and Sciences thanks to the generous support of the President's Advisory Council members.
- The event is free and open to the public. Slavic refreshments will be served.
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