Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- In time for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Tablet‘s Marjorie Ingall published a persuasive piece about children’s Holocaust literature.
- For Publishers Weekly, Betsy Groban takes readers inside a Jewish book-discussion group.
- For me, the week’s most exciting Jewish-literary news may well have arrived from a Variety report about a distribution deal for Minyan, a film based on David Bezmozgis’s short story of the same title. I think that “Minyan” is an astoundingly superb story. Yes, I’m anxious, as I often am, about the changes that can accompany an adaptation (and there have clearly been a lot of changes in this case). But I’m still delighted to encounter this news.
- It’s been quite the week for Jewish book-award announcements. Kidlit kicked off the week, with the latest medalists and “notable” titles for the Sydney Taylor Book Awards publicized on Monday.
- But, wait! There’s more (a lot more!) in the latest list of National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists. AND: The Wingate Literary Prize shortlist was also announced this week.