Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
News about Orly Castel-Bloom’s Sapir Prize win in Israel (via Beth Kissileff and the Forward) brings similarly exciting news on the forthcoming-translation front. (Reminder: I am a fan of Castel-Bloom’s work.)
A spotlight on deserving short-story collections, via Howard Freedman/J weekly.
On the Lilith blog: Yona Zeldis McDonough interviews Rebecca Kanner, whose latest novel offers a retelling of the story of the biblical Esther.
A highly informative and interesting review by Josh Lambert of Leah Garrett’s Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel (also via the Forward).
And I’m pretty pleased with this post I wrote for the Fig Tree Books blog celebrating the work of American Jewish women writers (and women reviewers) for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen