Saint Louis University

The latest event of the Sheila Nolan Whalen Reading Series will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Sinquefield Stateroom (room 409) in Dubourg Hall. Naama Goldstein will read excerpts of her fiction.

Goldstein is the author of The Place Will Comfort You, a collection of short stories. A girlhood spent in Israel's Zionist-Orthodox milieu inspires her fiction, in which visions of extremism and disconnection often play out to the rhythms of modern and Biblical Hebrew. Religious fundamentalism, rock and roll fandom and teenage anorexia are all given a lyrical, tragi-comic voice, which Grace Paley has hailed as "a caustic new Hebrew melody."