Yid Lit Podcast

YidLit: Admiel Kosman

Sitting down with Israeli poet Admiel Kosman and his translator Lisa Katz (who is a poet in her own right) in the Forward’s podcast studio felt less like a formal interview than a conversation in a dimly lit cafe, extending for hours into the night.

Yid Lit: Jeffery Eugenides

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Middlesex’ crafts a college love triangle in his new novel. When he saw ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ he thought it was about Greeks.

Yid Lit: Anna Solomon

Jewish mail-order bride. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? And for that matter, “Jewish pioneer” does too. But they existed. And they inspired Anna Solomon to write her debut novel.

Yid Lit: Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman doesn’t object to his best-sellers being dubbed ‘Harry Potter for adults.’ The books are filled with magic and wizardry, but they don’t shy away from grown-up nastiness.

Yid Lit: Carmela Ciuraru

Many authors who wrote under pseudonyms led strange lives. Carmela Ciuraru tells tales of writers who killed themselves or their lovers and one who used jail as a artistic retreat.

Yid Lit: Richard Zimler

Richard Zimler writes suspense thrillers rooted in Jewish history, earning him the moniker “the Jewish Dan Brown.” He talks about his new book, which is set in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Investigating a Movement: Janet Reitman?s new book takes an in-depth look at the founding of Scientology and the controversy surrounding the religion.

Yid Lit: Janet Reitman

Janet Reitman discusses her new book, ‘Inside Scientology’.

Yid Lit: Evan Fallenberg

Evan Fallenberg, the author of the new novel “When We Danced on Water,” discusses writing about religious and sexual identity and what it was like to come out to his children.

Yid Lit: Michael Hearst

Michael Hearst solicited prose from famous writers and recipes from celebrity chefs, and then whipped them into songs. He visited the Forward studio to perform.

Yid Lit: Linda Grant

Forward contributor Jo-Ann Mort speaks to Orange Prize-winning novelist Linda Grant about her new novel, “We Had It So Good.” In it, Grant uses the story of an American Jew in Britain to illuminate how baby boomers’ hippie beginnings actually led them to more traditional professions and lives of conspicuous consumption.