Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

The words "Jewish Lit Links" are printed over what appears to be a portion of a Torah scroll.
In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Especially if you’ve been following the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, you’ll want to bookmark and read Steven Volynets’s “Turboatom,” a short story that won the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation fiction contest in 2016 (and that Steven helpfully re-upped the other day).
  • After the recent (and revamped) Jerusalem International Book Forum, Suzanne Balaban wrote a column “In Praise of Jerusalem and the New Book Forum” (Publishers Weekly).
  • I’ve been trying to catch up with some podcasts. This week, that included a recent episode of Judaism Unbound featuring Noam Senna for a conversation about Senna’s new book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969 (this was particular interesting to me since I’d caught Senna’s presentation at last week’s Jewish Book Council Network event.
  • Another recent listen: Tel Aviv Review’s conversation with Benjamin Balint on the subject of his latest book, Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy.
  • And the latest “Unorthodox” includes an interview with Bram Presser, whose novel The Book of Dirt (waiting on my shelf!) won the most recent National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction.
  • Shabbat shalom.