Interview by Benjamin Cassidy of The Berkshire Eagle
Join r a reading with Frances Bartkowski presenting her novel, An Afterlife. This program is presented in partnership with the CMU Humanities Festival.
(This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.)
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709
Please join us for a book talk and discussion with Frances Bartkowski on her debut novel, An Afterlife.
Frances Bartkowski is the author of the new novel An Afterlife, which follows a couple, Ruby and Ilya, who meet in a displaced persons camp after World War II….
Read the full interview with Deborah Kalb HERE
Frances Bartkowski's Debut Novel a Story About Love Amid Trauma and Dislocation
Rutgers | Newark School of Arts & Sciences sat down with Bartkowski recently to discuss her debut novel, its genesis, and how it dovetails with current events.
Read Full Article HERE
Press Release by Joëlle Delbourgo
An Afterlife, a debut novel, follows a young couple, Ilya and Ruby, who first meet in a displaced persons camp in Germany after the War, both lone survivors of their families, as they travel to America to forge a future together. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, they face challenges individually and as a couple as they struggle to adapt in a new culture. READ MORE
Reading of An Afterlife at Rutgers University-Newark
Join me with Sadia Abbas on October 23, 2018 at Rutgers University-Newark.
The Star Ledger, 3/17/2013
I have been teaching some of Roth’s fiction since the 1990s in the English department at Rutgers University-Newark. Like many feminists, I kept my distance in the post-”Portnoy” years. But his autobiography, “The Facts,” moved me as he talked about his early years and his parents, calling himself “her Philip,” “his Roth.” On a summer vacation, I took along “The Counterlife” and was stunned by its language and its humor. Then came “American Pastoral” and I was hooked. READ MORE
See Fran Bartkowski talk about the work and legacy of Phillip Roth on Fios News 1