Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész has died at the age of 86. Benjamin Ivry recalls the author’s identity as a Jewish writer and his pointed criticism of those who wrote about the Holocaust.
Israeli writer Aharon Megged has died at the age of 95. Benjamin Ivry remembers the legacy of the fiery and contradictory scribe who was anything but the hackneyed stereotype of an inward-looking kibbutznik.
Almost exactly years ago, A.J. Liebling became infatuated with a French stranger named Albert Camus. Robert Zaretsky chronicles the surprising friendship between the Jewish New Yorker writer and the French existentialist.
Seeking literary inspiration, Russian-Jewish author Boris Fishman looks west twice — to America itself and to Montana where he sets his new novel “Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo.”
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Burger King restaurants in Israel have introduced a donut burger for the Hanukkah season. The SufganiKing is a Whopper hamburger with savory donuts in place of buns. Its name is a play on the Hebrew word for donuts, sufganiyot, which are ubiquitous on every Israeli street corner in the weeks leading up…
A new herculean effort of investigative journalism has cleared up some mysteries regarding Raoul Wallenberg’s wartime heroism. But there are some that even biographer Ingrid Carlberg can’t solve.
Geoffrey Hartman — who survived World War II via the Kindertransport and went on to be a famed scholar and critic at Yale — has died at the age of 85. Talya Zax remembers his legacy.
Arthur Koestler’s 1940 novel “Darkness at Noon” is considered one of the great novels of the 20th Century. A discovery of a new manuscript may change how we view the classic allegory of totalitarianism.
A former student and intimate acquaintance of Bernard Malamud makes her fiction debut. Julia M. Klein discusses “Scary Old Sex,” by Arlene Heyman.
In her book “Young Lions,” Leah Garrett explains how Jewish novelists wrote the history of World War II. She speaks with the Forward about “Young Lions” and the universality of the Great American Novel, Jewish and otherwise.
This article has been sent!Close