Jewish Literary Links

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Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.

  • Detroit’s Jewish News is looking for freelancers. Here’s one post about their needs (“a particular need for Southeast Michigan-based freelancers, but will also consider writers based elsewhere who have some knowledge of the Metro Detroit Jewish community”) and here’s a Twitter thread with additional information, including an interest in “writers in Israel/Palestine.” (HT for the latter to @WeisChoice)
  • A superb short story by Helen Schulman, “Shabbos Goy,” appears in the latest edition of Kenyon Review Online. (Jewishness. Paris. Books. Need I tempt you further?)
  • “After he was awarded the Nobel in 2002, [Imre] Kertész could no longer be ignored in his native country….Kertész finally received the attention he deserved—and Fatelessness became required reading in Hungarian schools.” The fate of the Jewish author’s book has changed again, as Susan Suleiman writes in Tablet.
  • “PJ Library is pleased to announce a scholarship program to nurture and develop authors and illustrators of Jewish-themed books for children. Applicants may apply for full and partial scholarships to attend a Highlights Foundation workshop or Unworkshop in 2020.” Apply by February 29, 2020.
  • And check out this this rave review in Entertainment Weekly for the forthcoming HBO miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America.

Shabbat shalom.

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