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Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship Allegra Goodman

  • 4/11/2013 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship Allegra Goodman

"Becoming a Jewish Writer"

Allegra Goodman is the author of Intuition, Paradise Park, Kaaterskill Falls, The Family Markowitz, and Total Immersion . The Other Side of the Island is her first book for younger readers. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Commentary, and Ploughshares, Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories . Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and The American Scholar.

Raised in Honolulu, Goodman studied English and philosophy at Harvard and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study.

She lives with her family in Cambridge, Mass, where she is writing a new novel.


Established in 1977 by the gift of Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein, Honorary 1997, and Sumner Thurman Bernstein in memory of her father, Harry Spindel, as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish Learning, this fund is used to support annual lectures in Judaic studies or contemporary Jewish affairs. The fund has celebrated Jewish culture and identity through lectures, music, photography, and film.

bowdoin.edu/academic-affairs/funding/endowed-lecture/spindel/