Todd Hasak-Lowy

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General Information

Name: Todd Hasak-Lowy

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in Detroit, Michigan


Website: www.toddhasaklowy.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/toddhasaklowy

Email: hasaklowy@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

Hasak-Lowy moved to Evanston, Illinois in 2010 and resides there still today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Todd Hasak-Lowy has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkley. For eight years, he was a professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Florida. During that time, he published scholarly articles and the book, Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction. He has also translated the books, A Possibility of Violence: An Inspector Avraham Novel written by D. A. Mishani, Motti written by Asaf Schurr, and Netanya written by Dror Burstein.

Since moving to Chicago, Hasak-Lowy has turned to writing full-time and has taught various creative writing courses at different institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois - Chicago. While his first books were written more for an adult audience, he has since moved into writing books geared more toward young readers.

Along with his books listed below, he also co-authored the ebook, Sh'ma: The Many Faces of Translation, with Joel Hecker. In 2015, he contributed to the book, Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust, written by Michael Gruenbaum.

Published Works

  • The Task of This Translator, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005
  • Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction, Syracuse University Press, 2008
  • Captives, Spiegel & Grau, 2008
  • 33 Minutes, Aladdin, 2013
  • Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You, Simon Pulse, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art)

ISBN: 081563157X
Release Date: 2008-03-29

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Captives

ISBN: 038552773X
Release Date: 2008-10-14

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33 Minutes (MAX)

ISBN: 1442445009
Release Date: 2013-01-01

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Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

ISBN: 1442495731
Release Date: 2015-03-24

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Literary Awards

33 Minutes

  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Somewhere There is Still a Sun

  • National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Young Adult Literature, Jewish Book Council, 2016

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The author is available for school visits, discussions via Skype, library talks, etc.

If you’re interested in coordinating an author visit, contact him via email or Faye Bi at Faye.Bi@simonandschuster.com.

External Links

Todd Hasak-Lowy on WorldCat

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