Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat
Thanks for the Center for Jewish History for posting a video of its May 18 “Evening with Philip Roth.”
On Wednesday, the Jewish Book Council’s Twitter Book Club convened to discuss David Bezmozgis’s novel, The Free World. Here’s the transcript.
Meantime, the JBC has announced the title for its next Twitter Book Club: Deborah Lipstadt’s The Eichmann Trial.
I was deeply saddened to read of the death of Zev Birger, a man described by The New York Times as “an official in the young state of Israel who later revived and then led the Jerusalem International Book Fair, turning it into a major event on the literary calendar,” from injuries he sustained when struck by a motorcycle. Mr. Birger, 85, was a Holocaust survivor.
David Kaufmann introduces us to Robert Pinsky’s Selected Poems.
The Forward presents its new website.
Hoping to spend some quality time this weekend with all of the wonderful links in this month’s Jewish Book Carnival.