Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat
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Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.
“As an agent, I attract a fair number of queries about Holocaust-related books because of my interest in Judaica. I rarely ask to see these manuscripts, and I’ve never taken on the authors as clients. I know I can’t sell their work. Not many editors, especially of children’s books, want to buy books about Jewish suffering. So why is my new book Holocaust-related?” Read all about agent/author Anna Olswanger’s experience in Publishers Weekly.
Mazel tov to Ellen Cassedy, who has won Grub Street’s National Book Prize for her nonfiction book We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.
JewishFiction.Net presents an excerpt from Michael Lavigne’s forthcoming novel, The Wanting.
What Brahna Siegelberg gleaned from reading Philip Roth’s latest novels.
Last, but not least: As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’ve opened another giveaway on Goodreads. This time, two copies of Quiet Americans will be awarded.