Feb 20 2019

GCI Presents: Till We Have Built Jerusalem

February 20, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CUPPA Hall, 4th Floor


412 S Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607

Essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles and shedding light on overlooked dimensions of the place, its people, and their cultures. Her books include House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood, My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, and Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City, which the Los Angeles Times called “brave and often beautiful” and Haaretz described as “a passionate, lyrical defense of a Jerusalem that could still be.” She is also the author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, which won the American Library Association’s prize for the best Jewish book of 2011. Her essays and criticism have appeared the Nation, the Washington Post, the TLS, the Boston Globe, and on the World Service of the BBC.  A Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and one of the inaugural winners of the Windham-Campbell Literary Prizes, she divides her time between Jerusalem and New Haven. For more information on the event, click here.


Great Cities Institute

Date posted

Jan 29, 2019

Date updated

Feb 11, 2019