Michael Oren, The Night Archer and Other Stories
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, discusses his new collection of short stories, The Night Archer and Other Stories, with former Congressman and writer Steve Israel, author of Big Guns.
A medieval slave-turned-sultan, an alien who declines to visit Earth, a prophet who dares to ask: “is God funny?” and a ghost who fears the living—these are among the terrifying, tragic, passionate, and comic characters who animate Michael Oren’s stories. Crisscrossing genres, they explore the outer bounds of imagination and artistic freedom, exposing the reader to a kaleidoscope of human emotions and experience. In The Night Archer, the acclaimed historian, political commentator, and statesman Michael Oren is revealed as a writer of bold versatility.
Co-sponsor: Spencer M. Partrich Charitable Foundation
About the Author:
Israel’s ambassador to the United States, parliamentarian and government minister, combat veteran, athlete, and historian, Michael Oren brings diverse worlds of experience to his fiction. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers and winner of both the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award and the National Jewish Book Award.
About the Moderator:
Congressman Steve Israel was the former United States Representative for New York’s third congressional district, serving in the United States Congress from 2001 to 2017. Born and raised in Brooklyn and on Long Island, Israel graduated from George Washington University. He is the author of the novels The Global War on Morris and Big Guns.