Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Ann Goldberg shares lessons learned at the Jerusalem Writers’ Seminar.
  • Carlin Romano reviews a new essay collection focused on Primo Levi and concludes: “Primo Levi was not just a Holocaust survivor or ‘great Holocaust author.’ He was a humanist who insisted on justice—one whose incisive voice against those who murder the innocent still speaks to all lands, and all cultures.”
  • A hearty Mazel Tov to Gary Shteyngart, the first American to win the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction for his novel, Super Sad True Love Story. Named for the British humorist, the prize isn’t exactly kosher, though–it confers, among other items, a pig named in Shteyngart’s honor.
  • The Whole Megillah’s series on using social media to promote Jewish children’s books continues.
  • Finally, just in case you missed my musings on the Jewish Book NETWORK/Meet the Author programs, you’ll find my list of tbr discoveries here and an account of my Sunday evening here.
  • Shabbat shalom!