Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Advance praise for Anna Solomon’s debut novel, The Little Bride in “An Unorthodox Take on the Jewish Migration Tale.” (Can’t wait for the Q&A with Anna coming in September’s Practicing Writer newsletter.)
  • Have you heard about the new U.S. Poet Laureate? He’s Philip Levine.
  • From Colorado Review: “We are delighted to announce that Joan Leegant’s story “Beautiful Souls” was selected by final judge Ron Carlson as the winner of the 2011 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction! Ms. Leegant will receive $1,500 and her story will appear in the fall/winter 2011 issue of Colorado Review.” On her Facebook page, Joan shares that “Beautiful Souls” is set in Jerusalem. I can’t wait to read it!
  • Speaking of short stories, Tablet’s Sara Ivry previews a debut collection by Stuart Nadler.
  • Another Tablet item–and also about short fiction: Miriam Krule presents Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi’s posthumous debut in this week’s New Yorker.
  • Shabbat shalom!