(LITERATURE) Since the start of this decade, Nicole Krauss has been a breath of fresh air in the aging, male-dominated institution of the Jewish-American novel. Her second and most recognized novel, The History of Love, is an exploration of three lives connected in strange and lyrical ways. The talented young Stranger editor Christopher Frizzelle is to interview the talented young novelist about her work, ideas, and heritage. (Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 1-888-621-2230. 7:30 pm, $8, 21+.)