J Talks and the Toronto Holocaust Museum present Bonjour Chai with Michael Frank

Wednesday, November 1 · 7:30 – 8:30pm EDT

Prosserman Jewish Community Centre 4588 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M2R 1W6

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Join Avi Finegold and Phoebe Maltz Bovy for a conversation with author Michael Frank, presented by the Toronto Holocaust Museum to kick of Holocaust Education Week. Over the course of six years, Frank interviewed 100-year-old Stella Levi, a Holocaust survivor from the Mediterranean island of Rhodes, and turned those stories into his most recent book, One Hundred Saturdays. Frank will share highlights from these conversations and the unique friendship that formed between the two.

Bonjour Chai is The CJN’s weekly current affairs and opinion show, giving incisive analysis on what matters most to Canadian Jews.

About Michael Frank

Michael Frank’s essays, articles, and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Slate, The Yale Review, Salmagundi, The TLS, and Tablet, among other publications, and his fiction has been presented at Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story.  He served as a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Times Book Review for nearly eight years.

Frank is the author of What Is Missing, a novel, and The Mighty Franks, a memoir, which was awarded the 2018 JQ Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by The Telegraph and The New Statesman. Selected as one of the ten best books of 2022 by The Wall Street Journal, One Hundred Saturdays received a Natan Notable Book Award, two National Book Awards from the Jewish Book Council, and the Sophie Brody Award for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.

A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, Frank lives in New York City and Camogli, Italy.