Austin Jewish Book Fair: Beyond the Book
November 1-17, 2015 

LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN is an American author, journalist, lecturer, and social activist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in English and American literature, and worked for the publishing company Bernard Geis Associates as their director of publicity and later their vice president. She also wrote a column for Ladies Home Journal called “The Working Woman," and was an editorial consultant for the TV special Free to Be... You and Me (as well as for the album and book associated with it) for which she earned an Emmy. She was a founding editor of Ms. Magazine, and a cofounder of Ms. Foundation for Women and the National Women's Political Caucus.    


JENNIFER TEEGE is a German-Nigerian author who has discovered she is the granddaughter of Nazi Amon Goeth - also known as the ‘Butcher of Plaszow’ concentration camp. Teege, who was adopted shortly after birth, stumbled on her shocking family secret after coming across a book about the brutal Nazi commander written by her birth mother Monika Goeth.


JOSH MURAVCHIK is the author of 11 books on American and world politics. He has also authored hundreds of articles in magazines and newspapers on politics, history, and international affairs.


LEAH LAX’s work has been published in Dame, Lilith, Moment, and Salon. Lax's work for stage has been reviewed with acclaim in The New York Times and broadcast on NPR. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.

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Beyond the Book is part of the Spotlight on Arts & Ideas 2015-16 season.