Friday, October 22nd | 16 Heshvan 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Dara Horn

Novelist and educator

Dara Horn is the author of five novels and one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Horn’s latest book is a work of non-fiction, however. In People Love Dead Jews – a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize – Horn reflects on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank and the mythology that Jewish family names were changed at Ellis Island. Throughout, she challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, and so little respect for Jewish lives unfolding in the present. Horn has taught Jewish literature at Harvard, Sarah Lawrence College, and Yeshiva University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. (Photo: Homepage, photo by Michael Priest)


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