Shoshana Olidort

From Oklahoma In Love: Some of Rivka Galchen’s short stories contain magical elements, while others are based on her own experiences.

Rivka Galchen’s Short Stories Transport Readers Into Magical Worlds

Some of Rivka Galchen’s stories recount growing up in the only Jewish family of an Oklahoma town. Others are (even) more surreal, like one that deals with furniture coming to life.

Looking Back at the Camera: During her life, Layle Silbert was best known for her photographs of writers.

She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born

Born and raised in Chicago, where she lived until her death in 2001, Layle Silbert was best known as a photographer. But the posthumous publication of ‘Yudl’ reveals her talent as a fiction writer.

Wise Man of Suburbia: Stuart Nadler?s debut novel is most compelling for its depiction of family relationships.

Stuart Nadler's Story of Interracial Love Explores Tensions in Jewish Families

Stuart Nadler tells a story about a love story between a Jewish boy and a black girl in 1950s suburbia. The debut novel also explores a fraught father-son relationship.

No Country for Old Men: Yehoshua?s novel evokes the complexities of aging both for people and their homelands.

A.B. Yehoshua Looks Back at His Country and Art

In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, an aging Israeli film director is invited for a retrospective of his life’s work. The trip spurs a journey back in time.

Fania Oz-Salzberger and her father Amos Oz

Wrestling With Faith in the Land of Oz

Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger are avowed secularists. But in their new book, they wrestle with the age-old question: ‘Who is a Jew?’

Caught Between Two Worlds

The allure of the forbidden is ever-present in Anouk Markovits’s English-language debut, ‘I Am Forbidden.’ The story is a deeply felt account of people caught between worlds.

Tracing an Adoptee's Novel Past

Ellen Ullman’s ‘By Blood’ traces the mysterious origins an adoptee. What she uncovers is the stuff of thrillers: Nazis, the Holocaust, and displaced persons camps.