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The Great Israeli Novel Smiles at the Settlers

With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen

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Watch Gary Shteyngart’s New Book Trailer

‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’

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Jonathan Franzen’s Love Letter to the Doyen of Jewish Intellectual Vienna

The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture

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Philip Roth’s Legacy at 80

The author and others speak in a new film about his life and work

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Jennifer Weiner’s Shiksa Lit

Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre

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Sentimental Journey

In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition

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The Fires Next Time

As Egyptians rejoice in toppling the Mubarak regime and rebel forces in Libya threaten Qaddafi’s hold on power, a writer wonders: What will the next revolutions be?

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Higher Truth

In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction

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Jews Who Booze

Match a drink to a novelist

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A Quibble With a Magnificent Novel

Franzen gets much right, but gets D.C. neocons wrong

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Your Jewish Fall Fiction Preview

Ten new novels to know

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