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“My Father is a Book,” Janna Malamud Smith. November 9, 2007

“My Father is a Book,” Janna Malamud Smith

Visiting Writers Series, Oregon State University

November 9, 2007

Janna Malamud Smith, the daughter of celebrated novelist Bernard Malamud, read from two of her works on the evening of November 9, 2007. The first reading, originally published in the Summer 2003 issue of The Threepenny Review, was an essay titled "My Father is a Book." Following this, Malamud Smith read from a chapter of her 2006 memoir, also titled My Father is a Book, before taking questions from the audience.

Malamud Smith, who was born in Corvallis during the years of her famous father's tenure as an English professor at what was then known as Oregon State College, spoke as part of the OSU Visiting Writers Series. The Series is sponsored by the OSU English Department, The Valley Library, the Office of the Provost, and Friends of the Benton-Corvallis County Library.

Special thanks are due to Philip Vue of OSU Libraries, for filming Malamud Smith's reading.