Thursday, September 15, 2016

September Jewish Book Carnival

Welcome to another edition of the Jewish Book Carnival, started by Heidi Estrin and the Association of Jewish Libraries to help Jewish interest bloggers connect and share posts and information. Here is this month's collection of links.

Writer and editor Deborah Kalb interviews a wide variety of authors on her website, Please take a look at her Q&A with Lyla Blake Ward about Ward's memoir, Broadway, Schrafft's and Seeded Rye: Growing Up Slightly Jewish on the Upper West Side

Author Laura Amy Schlitz appears on The Book of Life Podcast, talking about her triple-award-winning diary format teen novel, The Hired Girl.

At HUC-JIR’s Needle in the Bookstacks (, we are featuring an interview with one of our faculty, Dr. Bruce Phillips. A long time ethnographer and demographer, Dr. Phillips was recently awarded the Marshal Sklare Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. 

Barbara Krasner from The Whole Megillah | The Writer's Resource for Jewish Story interviews author Rich Michelson about his new acclaimed picture book, Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy.
Author’s Notebook | Richard Michelson, Author of Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy

The Fig Tree Books blog continues its series of features on books that have won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Up this month: Eileen Pollack's In the Mouth: Stories and Novellas.

Over on My Machberet, Erika Dreifus introduces Twenty Girls to Envy Me, selected poetry by Orit Gidali, translated from the Hebrew by Marcela Sulak.

Returning: Reflections & Resources on Teshuvah.
A free discussion guide for the month of Elul examines some of the difficulties and dilemmas facing those who seek to heal the wounds of their own souls—especially self-inflicted wounds. These topics are explored through a series of dialogues between a former member of the Birkenau Sonderkommando and a rabbi. Foreword by Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo.

Lorri M.'s Writings contributed the following:

From Chava Pinchuck at Life Is Like a Library, the annual Elul reading list includes books about "Blessings and Gifts."

Samuel Griswold contributes an article entitled "Historical Fiction as Midrash."

From Deb Miller and BooksandBlintzes

If you're interested in participating and didn't this time, or would like to get updates about future Carnivals, you can email this address!


KSP said...

Thank for you hosting. What a great variety of Jewish book-related posts.

Erika D. said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Looking forward to perusing all of these links.

Samuel (Shmuel) Griswold said...

Thank you for hosting and including my article!

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