Thursday, September 1, 2011

Information on the Memorial tribute to Zev Birger

Please see the details below on the memorial tribute that is being heldfor Zev Birger, former Fair Director of the Jerusalem International Book Fair.  He passed in a tragic accident earlier this year.  I did not know Zev very well, only meeting him a handful of times.  However, in those brief encounters, he left a big impression.  He had a true zeal for life and a generous spirit - he will be sorely missed.

The American Advisory Committee of the Jerusalem International Book Fair will hold a memorial tribute to our beloved Zev Birger on Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at the Random House Building, 1745 Broadway (between W. 55-W. 56 Sts.), 2nd Floor, New York, with a reception following hosted by Random House, Inc.

As Chairman and Managing Director of the biennial book fair for more than 25
years, Zev influenced many thousands of book people from all over the world,
including nearly 450 editors and agents awarded JIBF Fellowships in the
landmark program launched under his leadership in 1985.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 14th to (for RH Lobby
Security List)

NOTE: A special program in Zev's name will be established to launch at the
next book fair in 2013. Donations to its creation and endowment would be
appreciated and may be made to the Ariel Municipal Company Ltd, Bank Leumi,
Agudat Sport Hapoel Yerushlayim 1, Jerusalem, Branch no. 901, Account no.

Please visit our website if you'd like to leave remembrances or comments on
Zev's Tributes page, or for further information:


Julie Barer, Julie Barer Literary; Tim Bartlett, Basic Books; Flip Brophy,
Sterling Lord Literistic; Cevin Bryerman, Publishers Weekly; Judy Clain,
Little Brown; Jane Friedman, Open Road Media; Lynn Goldberg,
Goldberg-McDuffie; Julie Grau, Spiegel & Grau; Ivan Held, G.P. Putnam's
Sons; Michael Kazan, Verso Advertising; Scott Manning, Scott Manning &
Assoc.; Esther Margolis, Newmarket Press; Daisy Maryles; Maya Mavjee, Crown
Publishing; Amber Qureshi, Viking Penguin; Philip Rappaport, McClelland &
Stewart; Ira Silverberg, Sterling Lord Literistic.

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