Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links
The Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards “honor Simon Rockower and his deep love for the craft of Jewish Journalism.” The 2019 honorees—and their winning works—have been announced.
Speaking of Jewish journalism: This week brought a big announcement. “Gary Rosenblatt, considered the ‘dean of Jewish journalism,’ who shepherded The Jewish Week into the digital age, nurtured two generations of reporters and established the paper as perhaps the country’s preeminent Jewish weekly, announced this week that he plans to step down as editor and publisher at the end of September.” Fortunately, “Rosenblatt will continue to contribute to The Jewish Week through his writing and involvement with several of its educational projects.”
A couple of days ago I was reminded of a big gap in my reading where Natalia Ginzburg is concerned. Yesterday (via @JBoltonFasman), I ran across something I’d missed recently in The New York Times: Parul Seghal’s presentation of new editions of Ginzburg’s work in English translation.
Also from the NYT: a thoughtful reflection on the work of Herman Wouk (z”l), by Adelle Waldman.
And another thoughtful take that I hope you’ll read: a preview of one of my current book-publicity projects: The Question Is Why?” Stanford M. Adelstein, a Jewish Life in South Dakota.
In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.