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Eastern to Host Danit Brown

Written by Kate Harner

danit_brown.jpgWillimantic, Conn. - Award-winning author Danit Brown will read selections from her latest book, "Ask for a Convertible," at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 14 at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Science Building. The public is invited. Admission is free.

            "Ask for a Convertible" is a book of several stories revolving around Osnat Greenberg, an 11-year-old who moves to Michigan with her parents from Tel Aviv, Israel.  The stories are told over a period of 15 years, during which time Osnat struggles to decide whether to move back to Israel or to stay in America.

            Brown is a resident writer of fiction at Albion University in Michigan. She received the 2009 American Book Award, as well as the Washington Post Best Book of 2008. Many of her stories have appeared in literary journals such as "Glimmer Train," "One Story," "StoryQuarterly" and "Story."

            For more information, contact the English Club, sponsors of the event, at


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