Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • It has been an eventful week in the world of Jewish-book awards and honors. To begin: The National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists were announced.
  • So were the medalists for the Sydney Taylor Book Awards and the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award recipient.
  • PLUS: The JQ Wingate Literary Prize released its shortlist.
  • Elsewhere: Charmaine Craig’s novel Miss Burma “gives readers a rare, and all too brief, glimpse of South East Asian Jewish communities at the end of the British colonial period,” writes Rabbi Deborah Miller on the Books & Blintzes blog, noting that the semi-biographical work of fiction “could hardly be more timely. With ethnic violence in Myanmar making headlines again, Craig’s story, which begins in the 1930s, traces one family’s experience of the country’s political upheaval and racial divisions.”
  • And the latest issue of the Jewish Review of Books is out (although my subscription copy has yet to arrive). Much of the content is paywalled, but you can find some of it online.
  • Shabbat shalom.