People who leave the ultra-Orthodox world have become a social movement. And the stories of their transformations are now a rich literary genre, Ezra Glinter writes.8
With the launch of Granta Israel, a Hebrew edition of the prestigious magazine started by Cambridge University students in 1889, Israel is officially an international literary powerhouse.
Everyone goes through the process of trying on different writers to find one that fits. For Liam Hoare it turned out to be Amos Oz, who turns 75 on May 4.
Ellen Litman dreamed of being a writer when she went to school in Moscow in the 1980s. There was only one problem: In the Soviet Union, Jews couldn’t be successful at writing.
When Lisa Robinson name-checks Elton, Mick and Iggy, it sounds completely natural. It should; through four decades, the legendary music journalist has been nearly as pivotal a pop figure as her subjects.
New York author Susan Shapiro and her Muslim physical therapist, Kenan Trebincevic, wrote the recently published ‘The Bosnia List.’ The book tells the story of the Bosnian War through Trebincevic’s eyes.
Eshkol Nevo’s mammoth new novel, ‘Neuland,’ leaves Israel for South America, but also uses wandering to better understand the nation his characters left behind.
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