Sayed Kashua, writer and screenwriter, Israel Institute/Israel Studies Portfolio

Event Date: Tuesday, October 15 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Humanities Building, Room 587

The Department of Jewish Studies invites everyone to an evening with world-renowned Israeli-Arab writer, journalist and scriptwriter Sayed Kashua. Kashua will appear for the first time ever on the San Francisco State University campus.

Kashua’s novels Dancing Arabs (2002); Let it be Morning (2006); and Second Person Singular (2010) have won numerous prizes and have been translated into several languages. His non-fiction, Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life includes his weekly columns from the newspaper Haaretz (2016). His most recent novel is Track Changes, just out in 2017, with an English translation forthcoming in January 2020. Kashua is also well known for his screenwriting, especially for the two Israeli hit television series, Arab Labor and “The Writer.”

The event will include Kashua reading short excerpts from his work, followed by a conversation with Dr. Vered Weiss, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University.

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event is co-sponsored by the Israel Institute and Stanford's Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

The Department of Jewish Studies welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact the department at or (415) 338-6075 as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.