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Sponsored by the Marilyn & Paul Nayer Endowment Chanie Ehrentreu in conversation with Nadia Hashimi

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The JPL Presents the "Boss Maidel Conversations with Female Writers Series"

In this new series, Chanie Ehrentreu in conversation with female Jewish authors, and offers the opportunity to explore in depth their lives, thoughts and works. This is an interactive series and will encourage conversation and questions from the audience in an informal and intimate virtual format.

Chanie Ehrentreu is the creator and host of The Boss Maidel Podcast, exploring the emotional components that help women achieve success as entrepreneurs, creatives, mothers, etc. She has interviewed various successful entrepreneurs and New York Times best selling authors including Lori Gottleib, Dani Shapiro and Asha Lemmie.

Recently, Chanie launched The Boss Maidel Book Club as a means of creating community around reading and supporting authors during the pandemic. The Boss Maidel Book Club features monthly member meet ups as well as interviews with various authors. Born and raised in Montreal, Chanie currently lives with her husband and children in Los Angeles.

Conversation with Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi is a pediatrician turned novelist who draws on her Afghan culture to craft internationally bestselling books for adults as well as young readers. Her novels span generations and continents, taking on themes like forced migration, conflict, poverty, misogyny, colonialism, and addiction.

Born and raised in New York and New Jersey. Both her parents were born in Afghanistan and left in the early 1970s, before the Soviet invasion.

She graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology. She studied medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and then completed her pediatric residency training at NYU and Bellevue hospitals before moving to Maryland with her husband. On days off from a busy emergency room and after years of avid reading, she began crafting stories that drew on her heritage and the complex experiences of Afghans.

Hashimi’s novels include Sparks Like Stars, A House Without Windows, When the Moon is Low, and The Pearl that Broke Its Shell.

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