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Alvin Abram is available for media interviews, readings and talks on many topics. Minimum audience of ten (10) is required for a fee that is negotiable. His books will be provided for the meetings at a discount. Contact Alvin (bubbameinsa at yahoo dot com) for scheduling and details.

 

FEBRUARY 2006

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
"No One Walks Alone"

YMCA Senior Centre

St. Thomas, Ontario

Saturday, February 18, 2006 | Noon

 

MARCH

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
Toronto Literacy Week

T.L. Kennedy Elementary School, Mississauga

Tuesday, March 7 & Thursday, March 9, 2006 | 9:30 a.m.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
"Jewish Life in Fiction"

BETH EMETH BAIS YEHUDA SYNAGOGUE

Brotherhood Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | 6:30 p.m.

 

APRIL

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
"No One Walks Alone"

WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 | 9:30 a.m. - Noon

 

MAY

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:
"No One Walks Alone"

CLUB BE'ERSHEVA, NA'AMAT

Borochov Centre

Monday, May 8, 2006 | 7:30 p.m.

2005 BOOKADZ AWARD WINNER
for
"AN EYE FOR AN EYE"

This award is given to a book written by a Canadian or American author and published by independent, university, small press and self-publishers, print-on-demand (POD) or self-published authors

 

"AN EYE FOR AN EYE"

BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE
Canadian author Alvin Abram weaves harrowing tale of the Holocaust in "monumental work"
September 22, 2004

 

Toronto: As a number of Ontario communities gear up to mark Holocaust Education Week (October 28-November 11, 2004), Toronto author Alvin Abram's new mystery novel AN EYE FOR AN EYE explores difficult terrain with honesty and insight.

 

Described by D. M. Thomas (The White Hotel) as, "a monumental work. . .a magnificent tragic tale," AN EYE FOR AN EYE is the first part of a trilogy, a mystery tale centered in Lodz, Poland that spans the years 1921-1946. The novel tells the stories of the Jewish Ackerman family and the Polish Catholic Zwonarz family whose lives intertwine in the ebb and flow of true historical incidents before, during and after the Second World War. This tapestry weaves the story of an unsolved callous murder of a pregnant woman, with the forbidden love story of Rachel Ackerman and Janusz Zwonarz, a Polish officer, the devastating outbreak of war on Polish soil (when the Polish army was outflanked and outnumbered by relentless Nazi forces), the resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto, and the unimaginable cruelties of the concentration camps.

 

One of the very few Canadian novelists dealing with the Holocaust, ALVIN ABRAM is a passionate creator. Since 1995 when he began his writing career, he has produced six books and is working on two more -- simultaneously. Initially, he focused on true stories of chance and circumstance surrounding Holocaust survivors, then wrote a Holocaust children's book, and then gravitated to writing mystery fiction. His first novel was nominated in 2002 by Crime Writers of Canada for the Arthur Ellis Award in the Best First Novel category, and was subsequently optioned for television. Abram is an original, since he has done all this without benefit of agent or publisher.

 

ABRAM is a vivid storyteller and raconteur who mesmerizes his audiences wherever he speaks. Abram has had over thirty short stories and articles published in various publications: Women's World (New York), Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul, Wordscape Mystery Anthologies and many local and community newspapers.

 

A self-employed graphic designer by vocation, art auctioneer and storyteller, Abram speaks to groups on many topics including writing and publishing. He is an active volunteer in the Jewish community, Vice President of the Jewish National Fund (Toronto) and belongs to the Crime Writers of Canada and the Writers Union of Canada.

 

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