ARIEL SABAR author   journalist

​    winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award


Sunday, January 25, 2021 — WASHINGTON, DC
    Ariel Sabar speaks about Veritas as part of the Amram Scholar Series, through a partnership with the Jewish Book Council. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 — PITTSBURGH, PA
    Ariel Sabar speaks about Veritas as part of the Third Annual Derekh Speaker Series, through the Jewish Book Coouncil. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 — LAWRENCE, KS
    RAVEN BOOK STORE, 8 pm CDT / 9 pm EDT
     Ariel Sabar joins fellow Edgar Award nominees in a panel discussion on true crime.

Sunday, May 2, 2021 — WASHINGTON, DC
    Ariel Sabar speaks about Veritas on a panel titled "All Topics Great and Small: Tackling Societal Issues Through Narrative Nonfiction," with fellow authors Tamara Copeland, Marc Levinson, and Jennifer Howard. Moderated by novelist and Georgetown professor Christopher Chambers. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — PORT WASHINGTON, NY
    Ariel Sabar speaks about Veritas, through the Jewish Book Council.

Thursday, June 3, 2021 — WESTFIELD, NJ
    TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 7:30 pm EDT
    Ariel Sabar speaks about Veritas, through the Jewish Book Council. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — BELLINGHAM, WA
   VILLAGE BOOKS, 6 pm PDT / 9 pm EDT
   Ariel discusses Veritas, in conversation with journalist William Brennan. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020 — SCOTTSDALE, AZ
     Ariel talks about Veritas. Watch on Facebook Live.

Friday, August 14, 2020 — MIAMI, FL
   BOOKS & BOOKS, 7 pm EDT
    Ariel talks about Veritas with Dr. Erin Thompson, art crime  professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of Smashing Statues: On the Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments (Norton, 2021). 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 — LOS ANGELES, CA
    Ariel talks about Veritas. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 — NEW YORK, NY
     Ariel talks about Veritas with Denise Wills, deputy editor of The Atlantic.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 — SANTA FE, NM
    Ariel talks about his debut book My Father’s Paradise.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 — CAMBRIDGE, MA
   Ariel talks about Veritas​ with Dr. Mark Goodacre, the Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies and chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. 

November 12-14, 2020 — TAMPA, FL
   Tampa Bay Times books critic Colette Bancroft interviews Ariel about Veritas. 

Monday, November 16, 2020 — ATLANTA, GA
   Ariel talks about Veritas with Gail Evans, author and former executive vice president of CNN. Sponsored by the Book Festival of the MJCCA and The National JCC Literary Consortium. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC
    Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), 6:30 pm 
​Annual Purim & Nowruz Lecture and Celebration featuring Ariel Sabar, who will speak about his family's Kurdish-Jewish heritage and his award-winning book My Father's Paradise. Presented by Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN) DC and the Elliott School of International Affairs. 

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 — BOULDER, CO
    Old Main Theater, University of Colorado Boulder, 7 pm 
      An evening with award-winning author and journalist
       Ariel Sabar. Free and open to the public.​

Thursday, March 28, 2018 — LONG BEACH, CA
     Alpert Jewish Community Center, 7:30 pm
         An evening with award-winning author and journalist 
           Ariel Sabar.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 — WASHINGTON, DC 
     Marvin Center, The George Washington University, 7 pm      

Ariel talks about his book My Father's Paradise, in a free public event sponsored by the GW English Department and Jewish Literature Live

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — WESTPORT, CT    
Conservative Synagogue of Westport, 4 pm
Ariel gives talk about My Father’s Paradise,  which was the synagogue's Books B’Yachad community read. Free and open to the public.

Monday, November 17, 2014 — LEXINGTON, KY​
UKAA Auditorium, William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky, 7 pm. Ariel gives a talk about My Father's Paradise as part of the "Year of the Middle East," sponsored by the Peace Studies program at the University of Kentucky.            
Sunday, December 7, 2014 — LAUREL, MD
Oseh Shalom Synagogue, Author Brunch, 10 am    Non-members $10 / Members free. To RSVP or for more information, email

Sunday, May 5, 2013 — WASHINGTON, DC
Eastern Market, North Hall, 11 am - 3 pm
Literary Hill BookFest
Meet Ariel and other Capitol Hill authors

Thurs., March 29, 2012 — TEANECK, NJ
Temple Emeth, 7 pm
Ariel and his father, Yona, speak at the culminating event
of Northern New Jersey's One Book, One Community program

Sunday, April 29, 2012 — WASHINGTON, DC
Temple Micah
10:45 am Ariel gives a free talk about My Father's Paradise

Sunday, May 6, 2012 — WASHINGTON, DC
Eastern Market, North Hall, 11 am
Book sale, signing and meet the author
Literary Hill Book Festival, featuring authors who have made Capitol Hill home

Thurs., June 28, 2012 — LONDON, ENGLAND
Royal Geographical Society, 7pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
Ariel and his father, Yona, give a joint talk at a special event on the Jews of Kurdistan sponsored by the London-based Kurdish cultural organization Gulan

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 — WASHINGTON, DC
Washington DC JCC, 6 pm
Jewish Literary Festival 
Meet & greet with Ariel and other DC authors
Wine and cheese reception 


Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 — ST. LOUIS, MO
St. Louis Jewish Community Center (JCC), 1 pm
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Tues., Nov. 8, 2011 — ROCKVILLE, MD
JCC of Greater Washington, Noon
42nd Annual Jewish Book Fair

Weds., Nov. 9 2011 — DAVIE, FL (FT. LAUDERDALE AREA)
David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 7:30 pm
24th Annual Jewish Book Festival

Thurs., Nov. 10, 2011 — SAN DIEGO, CA
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4 pm
San Diego Jewish Book Fair 2011

Weds., Nov. 16, 2011 — WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 11 am
JCC Book Festival Luncheon with Ariel Sabar
Sponsored by the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches

Tues., Jan. 17, 2012 — BOCA RATON, FL
Sandler Center for Jewish Life, 2:30 pm
A Literary Afternoon with Ariel Sabar

Fri, March, 18, 2011 – ROANOKE, VA
Temple Emanuel, 7:30 pm
Featured book: My Father's Paradise

Sat., March 19, 2011 — CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Virginia Festival of the Book
   Barnes & Noble, Noon: 
   Short Stories panel, with authors
   Mary Akers, Ed Falco, and Andrew Wingfield
   Village School, 2 pm: 
   Nice Jewish Kids Gone Wild panel
   with authors Micah Nathan and Phoebe
   Potts, and screenwriter Lee Goldberg
   Featured book: Heart of the City

Weds., April 6, 2011 — NEW YORK CITY
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 7 pm
Joint appearance with author Jessica Jiji
 Featured book: My Father's Paradise

Weds., April 27, 2011 — WASHINGTON, DC
Northeast Neighborhood Library, 7pm
Featured book: Heart of the City

Thurs., April 28, 2011 — ITHACA,NY
Cornell University, 4:30 pm
Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Featured book: My Father's Paradise
View the event poster here

Sun., May 15, 2011 — WASHINGTON, DC
Literary Hill BookFest, 1 pm
North Hall, Eastern Market
- Ariel will be on hand from 11 am
to 3 pm. He gives a talk at 1 pm
(after celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and 
before columnist Marguerite Kelly)

Tues., May 24, 2011 – MONTREAL, QUEBEC
Jewish Public Library, 7:30 pm
Free, but email here to register.
Sponsored by the Miriam Schachter 
Vineberg Foundation
Featured book: My Father's Paradise

Tues., June 28, 2011 — GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 7:30 pm
Featured book: My Father's Paradise

Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011 — FAIRFAX, VA
Fall for the Book Festival, 6 pm
George Mason University
Ariel joins authors Peter Manseau and Ethelbert Miller for a panel on autobiography & memoir, moderated by critic Marcela Valdes.
Sponsored by the National Book Critics Circle. 
Student Union Bldg. II, Third Floor, Rms. 3,4,5

Thurs., Feb. 3, 2011 — PROVIDENCE, RI
Brown University, 6 pm
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.
Sponsored by Brown Nonfiction Writing Program

Mon., Feb. 14, 2011 – NEW YORK CITY
Borders, Park Ave. & 57th, 7 pm

Tues, Feb. 15, 2011 — NEW YORK CITY
Tenement Museum, 6:30 pm
Tenement Talks Series

Weds., Feb. 16, 2011 — NEW YORK CITY
Strand Book Store, 7 pm

Mon, Feb. 21, 2011 — WASHINGTON, DC
Politics & Prose, 7 pm

Tues., April 13, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC
George Washington University, 7 pm
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
Jewish Literature Live Author Series

Sat., May 15, 2010 – GAITHERSBURG, MD
Gaithersburg Book Festival, 3 pm
Dashiell Hammett Pavilion, City Hall grounds
Olde Towne Gaithersburg

Thurs., Nov. 4, 2010 – NEWARK, DE
University of Delaware, 4 pm
"Imagining Global Citizenship" Speaker Series
Gore Hall, Room 103

Tues., Sept. 22, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC
Southeast Neighborhood Library, 6:30 pm

Fri, Oct. 16, 2009 – WILMETTE, IL
Sponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Location: Community Church of Wilmette, 7:30 pm

Mon., Oct. 19, 2009 – WORCESTER, MA
JCC Author Series
Congregation Beth Israel, 7:30 pm

Tues., Oct. 20, 2009 – CAMBRIDGE, MA
Enormous Room, 7 pm
sponsored by Harvard Book Store 
with Harvard Hillel and the New Center for
Arts & Culture

Weds., Oct. 21, 2009 – PHILADELPHIA AREA
Barnes & Noble store #2697, 7 pm
Fairless Hills, PA

Thurs., Oct. 22, 2009 – MADISON, CT
RJ Julia Booksellers, 7 pm

Fri, Oct. 23, 2009 – RYE, NY
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 7:30 pm
Kickoff talk for a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
featuring Ariel and his father, Prof. Yona Sabar

Sat, Oct. 24, 2009 – RYE, NY
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 9 am
Saturday breakfast and talk by Prof. Yona Sabar
for Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Tues., Oct. 27, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA
Elliott Bay Book Co., 7 pm

Weds., Oct. 28, 2009 – BELLINGHAM, WA
World Issues Forum, Noon
Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

Weds, Oct. 28, 2009 – BELLINGHAM, WA
Congregation Beth Israel, 7 pm
Co-sponsored with Village Books

Tues, Nov. 3, 2009 – LOS ANGELES
in the club's California Room, 7:30 pm
Post-talk Q&A with Ariel and his father, 
UCLA Professor Yona Sabar
Preregistration required:
Sponsored by The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

Weds., Nov. 4, 2009 – SANTA ROSA, CA
Congregation Shomrei Torah, 7 pm
co-hosted by Copperfield's Books

Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009 – CAPITOLA, CA
Capitola Book Café, 7:30 pm

Weds., Nov. 11, 2009 – DENVER, CO
43rd Festival of Jewish Books & Authors 
Mizel Arts & Culture Center, 7 pm
My Father's Paradise is the festival's
"2009 Denver Jewish Community Read"

Sat, Nov. 14, 2009 – MIAMI
Miami Book Fair International, 4:30 pm
Auditorium Pavillion B (Parking Lot #9)
Ariel joins a panel discussion with
authors Kati Marton and Sadia Shepard

Tues., NOV 17, 2009 - BALTIMORE
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 7 pm
Poe Room, Central Library

Thurs., Nov. 19, 2009 – LONG ISLAND
"On the Same Page" Author Breakfast
Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY, 10:30am
My Father's Paradise is Long Island's
2009 "On the Same Page" Jewish
Community Read

Mon., Nov. 23, 2009 – NEW YORK CITY
McNally Jackson Books, 7 pm

Weds., Dec. 2, 2009 – SYKESVILLE, M D
Fairhaven Retirement Community, 7:30 pm

Weds., Dec. 9, 2009 – POTOMAC, MD
Congregation Har Shalom, Noon
Daytimers Forum

Weds., Aug. 20, 2008 – NEW YORK CITY
The Jewish Week's Literary Summer
In conversation with Sadia Shepard,
author of The Girl from Foreign
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 pm

Sun., Sept. 7, 2008 – SPENCERTOWN, NY
Festival of Books, 2 pm
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Paired discussion with Sadia Shepard 

Tues, Sept. 16, 2008 – BEAVERCREEK, OH
Books & Co., 7 pm

Thurs., Sept. 18, 2008 - CHICAGO
Highland Park Public Library, 7 pm
consponsored with The Book Stall
Highland Park, Ill.

Tues., Sept. 23, 2008 – WASHINGTON, DC
Jewish Literary Festival
Washington DC JCC, 7:30 pm

Weds, Sept. 24, 2008 - FAIRFAX, VA
Fall for the Book Literary Festival, 3 pm
Provident Bank Tent (Outside Johnson Center)
George Mason University - Fairfax

Thurs., Sept. 25, 2008 - MIAMI AREA 
Books & Books, 8 pm
Coral Gables, FL

Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008 - CORTE MADERA, CA
Book Passage, 7 pm

Sat., Oct. 4, 2008 – BERKELEY, CA
Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1:30 pm

Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 - SONOMA, CA
Readers' Books, 7:30 pm

Tues, Oct. 7, 2008 – PALO ALTO, CA
Albert L. Schultz JCC, 10 am

Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - MENLO PARK, CA
Kepler's, 7:30 pm

Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008– PROVIDENCE, RI
Brown University Bookstore, 4 pm

Sun., Oct. 26, 2008 - WASHINGTON, DC
Politics & Prose, 5 pm

Wed., Oct. 29, 2008 – DALLAS, TX
Aaron Family JCC, 7 pm

Sat., Nov. 1, 2008 – DOVER, DE 
Delaware Book Festival, 1:15 pm 
Memoir Panel with Lily Koppel, 
author of The Red Leather Diary
First State Heritage Park

Sun., Nov. 2, 2008 - PHILADELPHIA AREA
One Book, One Jewish Community, 
which made My Father's Paradise its
2008-2009 "Community Read"
Kickoff Conversation, 7 pm
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
Wynnewood, PA

Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008 – HOUSTON, TX
36th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair, 8 pm
JCC of Houston

Sun., Nov. 9, 2008 – NEW YORK CITY
Culture Shock: Jewish Writing in America
On panel with authors Andre Aciman
(Out of Egypt) and Dalia Sofer
(The Septembers of Shiraz) and 
moderator Sara Ivry, of Nextbook. 
At 92Y Tribeca, 1:30 pm.
For ticket info, click here.

Tues., Nov. 11, 2008 – DETROIT AREA
JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, 7 pm
15110 West Ten Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI

Weds., Nov. 12, 2008– DETROIT AREA
JCC of Metropolitan Detroit, 10:30 am
6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 

Thurs., Nov. 13, 2008 – SAN DIEGO
San Diego Jewish Book Fair, 9:30 am
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
La Jolla, Calif.

Thurs., Nov. 13, 2008 – SAN FRANCISCO
BJE Jewish Community Library, 7:30 pm

Sun., Nov. 16, 2008 – ATLANTA
Book Festival of the Marcus JCC of Atlanta
MJCCA Zaban Park, Dunwoody, 7 pm 
Panel discussion with authors Sadia Shepard and Peter Godwin

Tues., Nov. 18, 2008 – SAINT PAUL, MINN.
Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair, 7:30 pm
The Saint Paul JCC
My Father's Paradise is the fair's
"Community Read"

Fri., Nov. 21, 2008 – PHILADELPHIA AREA
Author-in-Residence Program, 7:30 pm
Main Line Reform Temple
Wynnewood, PA

Tues., Nov. 25, 2008 – FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT
Bethel Public Library, 7 pm

Tues, Dec. 2, 2008 – LOS ANGELES
Sinai Temple, Noon

Weds., Dec. 3, 2008 – PASADENA, CA
Vroman's Bookstore, 7 pm
Ariel's father, UCLA Professor Yona Sabar,
on hand after talk to answer questions

Sat., Dec. 6, 2008 – REDONDO BEACH, CA
Temple Menorah, 5 pm
Please click here for details (pdf)

Sat., Dec. 6, 2008 – PASADENA, CA
Jewish Book Festival, 7:30 pm
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
Ariel's father, UCLA Professor Yona Sabar,
on hand after talk to answer questions

Weds., Jan. 14, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 7 pm
Got Roots? Genealogy Speaker Series
Paired with testimony expert Amelia Klein 

Sun., Jan. 25, 2009 – CHICAGO
Spertus Institute, 2 pm
Co-sponsored by Nextbook

Weds., Feb. 11, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC
Library of Congress, Noon

Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009 – FAIRFAX, VA
3rd Annual Jewish Book Festival
JCC of Northern Virginia, 7:30 pm

Fri., March 20, 2009 – CHARLOTTESVILLE
Virginia Festival of the Book
Searching for Our Roots: Memoirs, 2 pm
Panel Discussion with authors
Lise Funderburg (Pig Candy),
Martha Frankel (Hats & Eyeglasses),
& Randall Kenan (The Fire This Time)

Thurs., March 26, 2009 – PHILADELPHIA
Germantown Jewish Centre, 7 pm
Panel with Ariel, his father
UCLA Professor Yona Sabar &
Villanova U. Sociologist Donna Shai

Thurs., April 30, 2009 – NEW YORK CITY
The Jewish Museum, 6:30 pm
Books in Focus series
Joint appearance with Sadia Shepard,
author of The Girl from Foreign

Thurs., May 7, 2009 – BALTIMORE
Center for Jewish Education, 7 pm
Weinberg JCC
My Father's Paradise is the 2009
nonfiction "Community Read"
for On the Same Page Baltimore

Weds, June 10, 2009 – CHERRY HILL, NJ
Author Talk, Katz JCC, 7:30 pm