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.
When we discuss Jewish authors of the 20th Century, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud come to mind. But, in “Young Lions,” Leah Garrett reveals how a very different group of Jewish novelists shaped our culture.
For Harry Houdini and his wife Bess, love was the most magical trick of all. In her new novel, Victoria Kelly channels the life of a master escape artist and her famous husband.
The Sapir Prize — considered to be Israel’s equivalent of the Man Booker prize — has gone to Orly Castel Bloom. The Forward speaks to Castel-Bloom about the prestigious honor and her winning book “An Egyptian Novel.”
Jewish philosopher Martin Buber has been called both an oracle and a false prophet. His biographer Dominique Bourel talks with Benjamin Ivry about why Buber was also criticized for being a happy Jew.11
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