Yevgeniya Traps


Maybe All Happy Short Story Collections Aren’t Alike

By Yevgeniya Traps

Maybe All Happy Short Story Collections Aren’t Alike
‘All happy families are alike,’ Tolstoy famously said. Wrong, according to Yasmin Reza’s new novel ‘Happy Are the Happy’ — because no family is happy.Read More


The Year of the Former Soviet Author

By Yevgeniya Traps

The Year of the Former Soviet Author
More and more Jewish writers from the former Soviet Union have become household names. Here’s what you have to know about them, from Gary Shteyngart to Anya Ulinich.Read More


Some of Martin Amis's Best Friends Are Jews. Really.

By Yevgeniya Traps

Some of Martin Amis's Best Friends Are Jews. Really.
Martin Amis’s publishers in Europe cited ‘lack of literary merit’ for dumping his new Holocaust novel. But Yevgeniya Traps writes that’s not the real problem with ‘The Zone of Interest.’Read More


Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Author

By Yevgeniya Traps

Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Author
Lena Dunham provokes extreme reactions — good and bad — to her work. Yevgeniya Traps writes that Dunham’s new memoir will stoke lovers and haters alike.Read More


The Soviet Pastoral of David Bezmozgis

By Yevgeniya Traps

The Soviet Pastoral of David Bezmozgis
After the widely-acclaimed “Natasha” and “The Free World,” David Bezmozgis returns with “The Betrayers,” inspired in part by the tale of Natan Sharansky. Yevgeniya Traps weighs in.Read More



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