Yevgeniya Traps


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


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



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