Even at the age of 91, novelist Hilma Wolitzer remains at the top of her game, still probing the tensions and contradictions of daily life with candor, grace and a crystal-clear eye. Her latest book is a collection of short stories — most originally published in Esquire and The Saturday Evening Post in the 1960s and 1970s — with her earlier characters reimagined living in the present.
She will be joined by her equally successful daughter Meg Wolitzer for a discussion of the writing gene, mother-daughter writerly advice and their latest work.
Hilma Wolitzer is the author of nine adult novels, four novels for young readers and one work of nonfiction. Her latest novel is Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories.
Meg Wolitzer’s thirteen bestselling novels are deeply rooted in feminism. Her novel, The Wife, was made into an award-winning film in 2017 starring Glenn Close. Her newest novel, The Female Persuasion, tackles today’s pressing issues of campus assault, intergenerational feminist strife, mentorship, friendship and ambition.
Women on the Move: A Virtual Series
Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fourth edition of Women on the Move, a series that welcomes female authors to discuss their latest work probing the intricacies of our lives.
The series will be moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, co-host of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
Free (with option to buy the books)
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse