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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

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Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • In “Love Me, Love My Book,” The Jewish Week‘s Editor/Publisher, Gary Rosenblatt, reports on his experience as participant and observer in the latest Jewish Book Council “Meet the Author” event.
  • A hearty mazal tov to the winners of the latest Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards (including my former poetry teacher, Matthew Lippman). Bonus: We can read the winning poems online.
  • A contemporary opera I don’t think I’ll be going to see.
  • In time for Father’s Day: Tablet and Marjorie Ingall present “The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature.”
  • And over on The Whole Megillah, you’ll find an interview with Michelle Caplan, Editor-in-Chief of Fig Tree Books. (You’ve seen FTB mentioned here on My Machberet before, but as a reminder, it’s “a new literary publishing house founded by Fredric Price, a successful entrepreneur in the orphan drug industry who wants to publish high quality fiction about the American Jewish experience (AJE).”)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. I was one of those authors in NYC, sitting behind Gary in that HUC auditorium a few weeks ago. I was thankful that he had to leave early and thus saved me from being the first author to speak [they go in alphabetical order]. Though this was my fifth time at the JBC’s annual event, and despite having spoken about my historical novels at over 600 Jewish venues since the first volume of RASHI’S DAUGHTERS came out in 2005, it was still an anxious two minutes. The anxiety only heightened as bright orange signs counting down the time left kept going up in front of me, culminated in the dreaded “Time’s Up.” Still, if I wanted the Jewish world to know about my upcoming novel, ENCHANTRESS, this was the best way to do it.

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