New Jewish Publishing House To Launch in 2015

Fig Tree Books promises novels, short stories, and out-of-print classics

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalists Announced

Books on Jewish bootleggers, the Aleppo Codex, and the Vilna Gaon honored

The Hidden One of N.J.: Why Dara Horn Is the Best of the New Breed of Jewish Novelists

Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia

Darling Wendy

A breathless biography of Wendy Wasserstein hints at the tensions in the playwright’s life but, like its subject, fails to confront them

Smash

The Man Booker Prize winner profiles hardbat ping-pong champ Marty Reisman, who never lost his taste for winning

K’tonton Time

The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids

Easy Call

A case for Walter Mosley’s inclusion in the American Jewish literary canon

‘Blessed With This Sense of the Exotic’

Since the American language was available to everyone, Bellow and his Jewish peers were determined to “use it with a certain spirit.”

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