Elie Wiesel (1928- ). A colleague at my college asked me to invite Elie Wiesel to give a speech there. When he did so, I had the chance to guide Wiesel around and sit next to him at lunch. He had begun his talk with a story about Kafka . . . .
Leon Uris (1924-2003). It's been fifty years since the film version of Exodus was released. I first read the book when I was thirteen, and, though I didn't know history well enough to grasp the full power of the words, I was entranced by the story of Israel's struggle for re-birth . . .