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Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.
“As an agent, I attract a fair number of queries about Holocaust-related books because of my interest in Judaica. I rarely ask to see these manuscripts, and I’ve never taken on the authors as clients. I know I can’t sell their work. Not many editors, especially of children’s books, want to buy books about Jewish suffering. So why is my new book Holocaust-related?” Read all about agent/author Anna Olswanger’s experience in Publishers Weekly.
Mazel tov to Ellen Cassedy, who has won Grub Street’s National Book Prize for her nonfiction book We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.
JewishFiction.Net presents an excerpt from Michael Lavigne’s forthcoming novel, The Wanting.
What Brahna Siegelberg gleaned from reading Philip Roth’s latest novels.
Last, but not least: As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’ve opened another giveaway on Goodreads. This time, two copies of Quiet Americans will be awarded.
My Machberet is proud to serve as December 2012 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, “a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts. The posts are hosted on one of the participant’s sites on the 15th of each month.”
Herewith, this month’s goodies. Continue reading ›