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Adam Kirsch writes about the newly-translated biography of Irène Némirovsky.
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Despite efforts to prevent it from happening, a literary prize goes to Amos Oz. (via MassWriter)
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In the Forward, Benjamin Ivry reports: “One of France’s most daring postwar writers, perhaps best known for writing an entire novel without the letter ‘e’ (a lipogram), French-Jewish author Georges Perec, is coming back into vogue. Two of his books were reprinted by publisher David R. Godine last year, and new interest is being taken in his Polish-Jewish roots.”
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Another name that comes up in Ivry’s article is that of another French-Jewish writer, Patrick Modiano, who recently won the Prix mondial de la Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca, which is worth €300,000.
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Quite a lively interview with Gary Shteyngart here. (via the Jewish Book Council)
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Sholom Aleichem’s granddaughter turns 99.
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The death of Chaim Grade’s widow may signal the rebirth of the writer’s works and reputation.
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Congratulations to Joanna Smith Rakoff, winner of the 2010 Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers for her novel, A Fortunate Age.

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