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.
- Have you been following my threaded #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth tweets? They begin here and span kidlit, lit for grown-ups, and even some extra-literary items. Please consider amplifying especially those items originally posted by “mainstream” publishers/organizations so they know that their recognition is appreciated).
- Happening in-person next week at the Jerusalem International Book Forum: “Where the Cool Kids Are: The Rise and Rise of YA and Children’s Literature.” Free event that requires pre-registration. After the panel, the SCBWI Israel chapter is organizing a gathering (for members and nonmembers; RSVP on the Facebook page as directed). Oh, the FOMO!
- Last weekend brought some pretty major “mainstream” television attention to Aaron Lansky and the work of the Yiddish Book Center in western Massachusetts.
- It has been many years since a “Jewish book” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. JTA reports on the 2022 award that has been awarded to Joshua Cohen for The Netanyahus. As I wrote yesterday, I have thoughts! But for now, I point you to this solid JTA article by Andrew Silow-Carroll and to a piece adapted from a larger (brilliant!) essay written by Adam Kirsch (the full essay is behind a paywall).
- And one more reminder: You still have a few days to enter this giveaway—you might win a subscription to Daniel Gordis’s Israel from the Inside.