Yevgeniya Traps


When Anya Ulinich Plays the Dating Game

By Yevgeniya Traps

When Anya Ulinich Plays the Dating Game
In a year of books authored by immigrants from the Soviet Union, Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel’ offers a hilarious take on dating.Read More


A New Literary Take On Soviet-Jewish Immigration

By Yevgeniya Traps

A New Literary Take On Soviet-Jewish Immigration
Think the Soviet-Jewish immigration experience has been chronicled to death? Think again: Yelena Akhtiorskaya’s new novel, ‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ feels unexpectedly fresh.Read More


How the Forger of Brighton Beach Duped The Claims Conference

By Yevgeniya Traps

How the Forger of Brighton Beach Duped The Claims Conference
A Russian writer who fakes Holocaust restitution claims is the main character in a new novel. Yevgeniya Traps finds something a bit too Soviet about the plot.Read More


The Cross-Dressing Racecar Driver Who Aided the Nazis (It's Mostly True!)

By Yevgeniya Traps

The Cross-Dressing Racecar Driver Who Aided the Nazis (It's Mostly True!)
A cross-dressing lesbian racecar driver helped the Nazis breach French defenses. It may sound preposterous, but Francine Prose’s latest novel is actually based on fact.Read More


Ab Cahan’s Ghost Returns in Cartoon Form

By Yevgeniya Traps

Ab Cahan’s Ghost Returns in Cartoon Form
The Forverts’ famous ‘Bintel Brief’ gets a second life in Liana Finck’s graphic adaptation of the advice column. And so does its creator Ab Cahan — as a ghost.Read More



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