Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat
I was lucky enough to attend the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature awards ceremony last week, so I heard Deborah Lipstadt’s speech when it was delivered. But thanks to the Jewish Book Council, you can now read the text of Lipdstadt’s remarks, too.
A.B. Yehoshua praises Haifa and reminds me that I want to spend more time there.
Novelist Emily Barton writes about The Jazz Singer.
The Boston Bibliophile reviews and recommends The Last Brother, a novel by Nathacha Appanah (trans. Geoffrey Strachan). My own review was filed a couple of weeks ago; when it’s published, you’ll see that I’m 100 percent in agreement.
From the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center: ideas for social-justice book clubs.
Hurry up and read David Bezmozgis’s novel, The Free World, before next week’s Twitter Book Club session for it.
You may have heard that Edith Pearlman is the latest recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction. I’ve admired Pearlman’s work for a long time–I’m eager to read her newest book, Binocular Vision–and I was thrilled to see my own book discussed alongside hers (and Laura Furman’s) in this review by Rabbi Rachel Esserman.