Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Library Journal looks forward to the April 2012 publication of Shalom Auslander’s Hope: A Tragedy, calling it “ripe for attention.”
  • Fascinating obituary of British Jewish poet Emanuel Litvinoff (1915-2011).
  • In The Jewish Journal, Jonathan Kirsch writes: “Now and then…we are offered a reading experience that reminds us of the gold standard in literature, and one such book is “Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere” by André Aciman (Farrar Straus and Giroux: $25).”
  • It is nearly impossible to keep up with all of the excellent press that Anna Solomon’s The Little Bride is receiving (brava, Anna!). But one of my favorite items from the past few weeks is Anna’s blog post for the Wordstock Festival in Portland, Ore. (where she’ll be appearing on Sunday, October 9). The post is titled “Becoming an American” and, well, let’s just say that certain elements really resonate for this granddaughter of Jewish immigrants who has also spent quite a bit of time among New Englanders.
  • Mazel tov to the winners of The Whole Megillah Picture Book Manuscript Contest!
  • Speaking of contest winners, it looks as though the latest Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest winners will be honored in New York on Monday evening. The ceremony is free, though registration is required.
  • Shabbat shalom, and an easy fast to you all as well.