Cancelled--16th Annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series presents Maxim D. Shrayer

This event is cancelled but will be rescheduled in fall 2020.

Maxim D. Shrayer is a bilingual author, scholar, and translator. He is a professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, where he co-founded the Jewish Studies Program, and director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jews at Harvard University’s Davis Center. Shrayer was born and grew up in Moscow. In 1987, he and his parents -- writer and doctor David Shrayer-Petrov and translator Emilia Shrayer -- left the USSR and immigrated to the United States. Shrayer has written more than 15 books of fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and biography in English and Russian, among them the internationally acclaimed memoir Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, the collection Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, and the anthology Voices of Jewish-Russian Literature. His works have been translated into nine languages. Shrayer won a 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. 


Co-sponsored by the Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.



Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Admission to Great Writers, Great Readings events is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RVSP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Photo by George Kurgin






Wednesday, March 11, 2020





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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