Michael Levy – author of Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China’s Other Billion and recipient of Barnes & Noble’s 2011 Discover Great New Writers Award for Non-Fiction – will be speaking in Alabama at the Indian Springs School’s Visiting Writing Series on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s John Badham Theater.
Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China’s Other Billion is a memoir about Levy’s experiences as a Jewish American serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in western China. He teaches at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and returns frequently to China to check in on his students and “visit the basketball courts where he momentarily attained stardom,” he says.
Levy received the honor from Barnes & Noble at a ceremony in New York City on March 7. Now in its 21st year, the Barnes & Noble Discover program has featured upwards of 2,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Started last fall by ISS English Teacher Douglas Ray and ISS Librarian Jessica Smith, the ISS Visiting Writers Series gives Springs students and members of the community the opportunity to hear new poetry, fiction and nonfiction from established and up-and-coming writers, who will also be visiting ISS classes in conjunction with their visit.