Notes from Around the Web

Lots of Jewish literary news to share with you before Shabbat, my friends!

  • Israeli author Assaf Gavron is among the latest artists to be named a Schusterman Visiting Artist. Gavron will be in residence at Chapman University (Calif.) next spring.
  • In case you missed the news, David Grossman’s latest novel (translated by Jessica Cohen) is now out in the U.S. (And in the days since I wrote the post I’ve just linked to, which includes a mention of George Packer’s New Yorker profile of Grossman, Packer participated in a Q&A with readers archived here.)
  • I loved Josh Lambert’s pre-Yom Kippur “contrition edition” book column for Tablet.
  • Coming soon from the Feminist Press: Israeli writer Michal Govrin’s Hold on to the Sun. (I can’t tell if there’s a translator involved here, although an editor is referenced.)
  • Just a little more than a week away: the Jewish Book Council-sponsored Jewish Authors’ Conference. (I’ll be moderating a panel of pretty impressive authors: Gal Beckerman, Jennifer Gilmore, and Joanna Smith Rakoff.)
  • And last, but not necessarily least: a little bit about l’dor v’dor and its presence in my own poetry and prose.
  • Shabbat shalom!