Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • Via Richard Chess: “I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at AWP 18 [the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs] on the challenges and opportunities of talking about and exploring matters of faith in the literary community as well as in our own work. The four of us who presented are now working on an essay in four voices. We’ll see how (and if!) this turns out! For now, I want to share with you a small sample of observations offered by my wonderful co-presenters.”
  • “Bridging queer and Jewish identities in debut novel from East Bay author”—a profile of Hilary Zaid and Paper Is White.
  • “The reincarnation of Ruby Namdar: Or the making of a Hebrew-language American Jewish novelist”—a profile by Larry Yudelson for the Jewish Standard.
  • Speaking of Ruby Namdar: He’s among the authors you’ll see mentioned in my Twitter-thread recap of my day at “A Celebration of Jewish Books” last Sunday here in New York.
  • Finally: This week has brought us both a new issue of AND the March Jewish Book Carnival (hosted this month by Barbara Krasner/The Whole Megillah).
  • Shabbat shalom, chaverim!