Monday, October 13, 2014

Successful Joint Matas-Brask Book Launch

Authors Carol Matas and Per Brask with Fictive Press
Publisher Morri Mostow (middle) at
Joint Matas-Brask book launch, Oct. 1, 2014, at
McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg
I am still on a high after the successful launch of the newest Fictive Press titles by Winnipeg literary couple Carol Matas and Per Brask, on October 1 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Both books deal with Jewish themes though they couldn't be more different. Carol's book, Tucson Jo, inspired by the first Jewish mayor of Tucson, Arizona, is a fast-paced historical novel for middle grades that tackles serious moral issues.

Per Brask, Marianne Olsen, Morri Mostow, Carol Matas at Joint Matas-Brask book launch, Oct. 1, 2014, at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg
Per Brask, Marianne Olsen, head of the Simonsen Foundation,
Morri Mostow, Carol Matas
Per's book, a translation of Andreas Simonsen's Foundational Thoughts in Judaism, is an excellent introduction to Judaism. This book is also the first English-language translation of a work by this Jewish-Danish philosopher and thinker. To mark that momentous occasion, Marianne Olsen, the head of the foundation that promotes Simonsen's work, flew in from Denmark to attend the launch. Marianne gave a very moving presentation and talked about her friendship with the late Simonsen.

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