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Yid Lit: Jeffery Eugenides

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Middlesex’ crafts a college love triangle in his new novel. When he saw ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ he thought it was about Greeks.

Yid Lit: Anna Solomon

Jewish mail-order bride. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? And for that matter, “Jewish pioneer” does too. But they existed. And they inspired Anna Solomon to write her debut novel.

Yid Lit: Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman doesn’t object to his best-sellers being dubbed ‘Harry Potter for adults.’ The books are filled with magic and wizardry, but they don’t shy away from grown-up nastiness.

Lev Grossman Writes Fantasy Novels Even a Grown-Up Can Love

Lev Grossman doesn’t object to his best-sellers being dubbed ‘Harry Potter for adults.’ The books are filled with magic and wizardry, but they sometimes end badly.

Yid Lit: Carmela Ciuraru

Many authors who wrote under pseudonyms led strange lives. Carmela Ciuraru tells tales of writers who killed themselves or their lovers and one who used jail as a artistic retreat.

Ruth Messinger in Haiti last August.

For Tu B'Av, Solar Gets Sexy

Tu B’av is the Jewish love fest, so what better time to promote hooking up? To solar energy, that is.