“There’s this idea that Jewish women weren’t happy, so how can we write romance about it? Any time can be terrible, but people are falling in love.”
Wouk says his “main task” was to teach history through his novels.
Links to some stories that at least one Jewish woman thought seemed enticing.
Ben Lerner, 36, began his writing career as a poet, but his two debut novels, one published in 2011 and the other last year, quickly gained critical acclaim and have both been called “brilliant” and “revolutionary,” among other praise.
The Jewish Montreal depicted in ‘The Mystics of Mile End’ is very different from the one Anne Cohen grew up in. She talks to author Sigal Samuel about the quirky setting for her new novel.
In ‘Alexandrian Summer,’ Egyptian-Jewish novelist and playwright, Yitzhak Gormezano Goren, explores whether faith or culture define who we are - and culture wins out.
In ‘The Meursault Investigation,’ novelist Kamel Daoud explores one of the most famous crimes of the 20th century: the murder of an Arab on an Algiers beach by Camus’s existential hero.
Tom Rachman has long had a weakness for Yiddish humor. The bestselling author also reveals what happens when he feels like Tolstoy — and how it inspired his new novel.
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustices of apartheid, has died, her family said on Monday.
Zachary Lazar’s new novel about Meyer Lansky searches for ties between past and present. In the process, it asks us questions about journalism, identity and ourselves.