Joseph Finder: The Improbable Thrillmaster

By The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (other events)

Monday, February 4 2019 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Monday, February 4

7:00 PM

$20 (includes a copy of the book)

Joseph Finder is an unlikely creator of sleuths and spies, sleazy politicians, corrupt corporate criminals and ingenuous victims. He grew up with all the makings of a Jewish American wonk: the son of academics, he spent his early years in Afghanistan, immersed himself in Russian studies at Yale and Harvard, wrote a history of the relationship between leading American capitalists and Soviet apparatchiks — and was even recruited by the CIA.

Then, Finder traded reality for fiction — and wound up one the world’s leading thriller writers, a repeated New York Times bestselling author. Marking the release of his 15th nail-biter, Judgment, Finder is coming to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to talk about his timely fictional judge, caught in chaos by her personal indiscretion. 

Moderated by Henry Finder. Henry has been the editorial director of The New Yorker magazine since 1997. He has edited several anthologies drawn from The New Yorker’s archives, including The 60s: The Story of a Decade, and, with David Remnick, the humor collectionFierce Pajamas. Writers he has worked with include John Updike, Jonathan Franzen, Jill Lepore, and David Remnick.

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