The Nobel Prize in literature will be announced soon. We consider the odds for Jaan Kaplinski, Philip Roth, Bob Dylan and other potential honorees.6
An expose by The New York Review of Books claims to have found the identity behind the massively popular pseudonymous author, Elena Ferrante.
The fascinating journey of Holocaust survivor and artist Nachman Libeskind from Lodz to Israel to America is the subject of “In the Unlikeliest of Places,” by Annette Libeskind Berkovits.
Joan London’s “The Golden Age” is a terrific tale of a young Jewish refugee from Hungary stricken with polio in Perth. It recalls Philip Roth’s “Nemesis,” and might even best it.
Ivanka Trump’s “family favorite” recipe for broccoli kugel is a word-for-word copy of an older recipe by a well-known Jewish cookbook author.
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic newspaper comedy ‘The Front Page’ is opening on Broadway on October 20. Benjamin Ivry fears it might lose some of its bite.
Elie Wiesel’s short, eloquent letter offered support and perspective to a young writer desperately in need of both. On the occasion of what would have been Wiesel’s 88th birthday, Rachel Kadish explains.
A review of Volker Ulrich’s new biography of Adolf Hitler seems to draw not-so-subtle comparisons to Donald J. Trump.5
Sigal Samuel has won a Canadian literary prize for her novel “The Mystics of Mile End.”
Here on Banned Books Week, we take a look at the American Library Association’s list of “Frequently Challenged Books.” Two Jewish authors make the list – and Jessica Herthel explains how she wound up there.
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