The Canadian launch of Dr. Ann Heberlein’s new biography of Hannah Arendt, in an online conversation with American author and cartoonist, Ken Krimstein.
The Koffler’s Winter 2021 Books & Ideas season begins with the launch of
On Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt, by Dr. Ann Heberlein, translation by Alice Menzies. In an utterly unique approach to biography, On Love and Tyranny traces the life and work of the iconic German Jewish intellectual Hannah Arendt, whose political philosophy and understandings of evil, totalitarianism, love, and exile prove essential amid the rise of the refugee crisis and authoritarian regimes around the world.American author and cartoonist, Ken Krimstein ( The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt – A Tyranny of Truth), will host the online conversation.
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On Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt can be purchased at Ben McNally Books.
DR. ANN HEBERLEIN is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including A Little Book on Evil, A Good Life, and the autobiographical I Don’t Want to Die, I Just Don’t Want to Live, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, been translated into multiple languages, and been dramatized and mounted on several stages. In 2018, Heberlein debuted as a fiction writer with the novel Everything Is Going to Be All Right. Heberlein has researched and taught at the Department of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University and at the Faculty of Theology, Lund University.
ALICE MENZIES holds a master of arts in Translation Theory and Practice from University College London, specializing in the Scandinavian languages. She has translated books by Fredrik Bachman and Katarina Bivald, among others. She lives in London.
KEN KRIMSTEIN draws cartoons for The New Yorker and writes and draws graphic novels. His The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt – A Tyranny of Truth was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards’ Biography Category, and his next book, the graphic narrative When I Grow Up – The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teenagers is coming out this September. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Presented with the generous support of Rob and Cheryl McEwen.
Thanks to House of Anansi Press, and to event bookseller, Ben McNally Books.
Books & Ideas
The Koffler’s year-round Books & Ideas series spotlights provocative writers, novelists and thinkers, celebrating literary excellence and fostering critical dialogue through compelling book launches, author talks and in-depth interviews. This winter, Books & Ideas highlights the female voice, women’s histories, decolonial and anti-authoritarian movements, and experimental literature, presenting a series of virtual events on our online platform.
Books & Ideas was launched with the generous support of Dorothy Shoichet & Family and the Estate of Joseph Koenig.