Jewish Literary Links
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.
- Happening next week: the First International Agnon Festival. Lots of intriguing literary programming will be streaming in English (and not only about S.Y. Agnon!)—check out the schedule.
- In honor of Hebrew Book Week, Hebrew-to-English translator Eylon Levy has shared a thread of recommended nonfiction titles.
- Tablet magazine is accepting applications for its third cohort of journalism fellows, to work fall 2021. “Accepted applicants will work 15-18 hours a week from October through December—preferably at our offices in New York City, although there may be an option for remote work. The fellowship will resemble an internship program in that fellows will be paid ($3,000 for the three-month program), but it will share many traits with journalism school: strong mentorship, a cohort or “class,” frequent group exercises, and guest speakers drawn from the top ranks of journalism.” Application deadline: August 10.
- Howard Freedman’s latest column for J. focuses on new books of fiction by “Jewish writers with Soviet roots [who] have deep stories to tell.”
- And ICYMI: Last weekend the America-Israel Friendship League hosted an online event titled “Literary Snapshots from Jerusalem: A Conversation with Deborah Harris & Yaniv Iczkovits,” billed as “a conversation about contemporary Israeli literature through the lens of a top Israeli literary agent and one of her premier authors.” You can find a recording on Facebook.