Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

  • “The Schusterman Visiting Artist Program has announced the names of 10 leading Israeli artists it will place in residencies at colleges and universities across the U.S. this fall and next spring.” (via eJewish Philanthropy)
  • Mazel Tov to Philip Roth, who has won the Man Booker International Prize 2011. (Roth also appeared at YIVO/the Center for Jewish History this week. Tablet has a good recap.)
  • I didn’t even try to make it to the Roth event, because I had other plans: I had the chance to speak via phone with a synagogue book group about my story collection, Quiet Americans. It was a wonderful chat! (And if your group would like me to “visit” telephonically, please read this.)
  • As Short Story Month continues, I’ve written about Margot Singer’s story, “Body Count,” and why it is a story I love.
  • Find out how to use social media to promote your Jewish children’s book: Part I is already online and I expect that Part II will be added shortly.
  • Shabbat shalom!