In the shadow of Corona, most of us have had to spend an inordinate amount of time in lockdown of one sort or another. Here in Israel, things are beginning to get back to normal after two months of almost total shutdown, but some of us won’t be out and about again for some time. What to do with all this extra time? Well, read, of course! Here, in more or less alphabetical order, are some great book-related posts from around the Jewish blogosphere.
Heidi Rabinowitz interviews with Sharon Kirsch, author of The Smallest Objective on her Book of Life blog.
This month on gilagreenwrites, Miriam Drori writes about what it’s like to be a backstory rebel.
At Life is Like a Library, Chava Pinchuck reviewed a strange book called Travels with Sushi in the Land of the Mind.
Howard Lovy interviewed Sue Eisenfeld author of Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South for Publisher’s Weekly
On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed author Iris Argaman about her children’s picture book Bear and Fred: A World War II Story, now available in an English translation.
On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus recently tried an experiment: posting a list of upcoming online Jewish-lit events to help herself track them.
Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed “The Family Moskat” by Isaac Bashevis Singer from the perspective of the #MeToo Movement to consider whether it should still be considered a classic.
And last, but not least, on the Sami Rohr Prize website’s Guest Forum, 2014 SRP winner Matti Friedman, 2015 SRP winner Ayelet Tsabari and SRP Judge Evan Fallenberg answered a few questions about their digital Jerusalem Writers Festival experience: https://www.samirohrprize.org/may14
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