Notes from Around the Web
While I was away, Briton Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Finkler Question. I almost missed this New York Times profile of Jacobson–thanks to my friend B.J. Epstein for making sure that I caught it!
Another item from across the pond: a lovely post about Allegra Goodman’s latest novel, The Cookbook Collector.
Dara Horn reviews Cynthia Ozick’s new novel, Foreign Bodies.
The Boston Bibliophile reviews Joan Leegant’s novel, Wherever You Go.
Liel Leibovitz introduces readers to Dolly City, “the influential novel by Israeli author Orly Castel-Bloom…released this month in a superb English translation by Dalya Bilu….”
Most reviews of David Grossman’s new novel have been glowing. Daphne Merkin’s take is different.
The Hebrew literature department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is “in genuine crisis.”
On the Scribblers on the Roof website: three poems by Michael Jackman.
As mentioned on my other blog yesterday, my short-story collection, Quiet Americans, has just received its first review (and it’s a positive one!).