Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
Vanessa Engle gets intimate in her three-part documentary on British Jews
What’s in a joke? Jim Holt finds out.
Tania Grossinger chronicles her childhood at the Catskills resort
David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad
In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant