Professor of English Elizabeth Graver has written a review of Niall Williams’ novel, This is Happiness, for The New York Times. In his latest work, Williams’ narrator, 78-year-old Noel Crowe, reflects back on the time he spent in his grandparents’ village in County Clare. Graver calls This is Happiness a “big-hearted novel.” Graver, who co-directs the Creative Writing Concentration at BC, is the author of several novels, most recently The End of the Point, which was long-listed for a National Book Award in fiction.
Rabbi Ruth Langer, a professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department, recently received the Eternal Light Award from Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Catholic-Jewish studies. Langer is the associate director of BC’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning and chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations. She is the author of a number of books, including Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research and Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim.