Friday, April 2, 2010

Upcoming Club Speaker Kader Abdolah Serves as Regents Professor This Month

Writer Kader Abdolah already has a record of accomplishment that makes him someone worth our attention. A celebrated author who's been talked up as a potential Nobel Prize candidate, he has translated the Koran to make it more accessible to Western readers and his book The House of the Mosque is a European best-seller. (House and My Father's Notebook are both available in English.)

The Iranian-born Abdolah fled to Holland two decades ago seeking literary and political freedom. Bay Area audiences will be pleased to know that in April he is the Regents Professor in Dutch Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

You can meet Abdolah in person Friday, April 9, when he speaks to The Commonwealth Club of California in a noon program. For more information and to get tickets, visit our web site.

The event is underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation, and it is being held in association with the Consulate of the Netherlands.


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