Restoration Project

Where have all Bernard Malamud’s readers gone?

Death of a Pothead

Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy

Brother’s Keeper

Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.

Love Story

Moving from translation into fiction, Evan Fallenberg conjures an unlikely romance

Speculative Friction

Selim Nassib’s latest novel riffs on rumors of Golda Meir’s affair with a Palestinian banker

Agent Provocateur

In Arnon Grunberg’s fiction, there are no unmentionables

Dizzy With Life

Clarice Lispector’s gorgeous, vibrant writings made one writer’s head—and heart—spin

A Wanderer in the Desert

How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet

Intimate Stranger

Margot Singer’s debut collection explores one woman’s quest to connect

Best of 2007

Fortress of Solitude

How an antiwar novel became a best-selling solace for Israeli soldiers and their families

Home Alone

Meir Shalev holds forth on pigeons, homeland, and why reading a book is like a blind date

Sons of Liberty

A historical children’s book with conflicting ideas on Jewishness

Sophie Says

A young critic weighs in on three new novels

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