Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Via JewishFiction.Net: a Purim-related excerpt from the forthcoming translation (by Jeffrey M. Green) of Aharon Appelfeld’s Suddenly, Love.
Publishers Weekly interviews Boris Fishman, whose debut novel A Replacement Life I am looking forward to reading.
Not sure how long this discount will last, but you can currently register for The Whole Megillah Seminar on Jewish Story for $99.
Interesting story from Tablet on Halban, “the best little Jewish publishing house in London.”
New Moment magazine contest, “Become a Senior Critic,” invites book and movie reviews from those 70+. Prizes: publication & gift subscriptions. Enter by August 1.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Shabbat shalom & chag Purim!
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
In which Eric Bennett argues that–and explains how, in his view–“Iowa flattened literature.”
Love this piece by Michael Piafsky on what he learned from his time working at The Missouri Review.
A handy guide to pronouncing “tricky author names.”
Ellen Meeropol has been thinking about blurbs. (As I’ve done in the past.)
If, like me, you missed the chance to see the Elif Batuman/Gary Shteyngart double-feature at the 92nd Street Y earlier this month, you can catch the video here.
Happy weekend, everyone.