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Groupies

Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 3

What’s the best way to thaw a holy man?

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 2

As pond waters deepen, so too does our mystery

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Man Out of Time

Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past

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The Frozen Rabbi

In the first installment of our serialized novel, a hot-blooded teenager makes an icy discovery

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Harry Potter and the Case of the Syrian Translator

A new law allows Israelis to import books translated in Arab world

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Tablet’s Kirsch Makes Forward 50

‘This century’s first pre-eminent Jewish man of letters’

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Jews Lose Nobel Prize

Literature award goes to Herta Mueller, not Oz or Roth

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Writer’s Heirs Duke It Out

Ferenc Molnar was a Hungarian Jewish novelist

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Today on Tablet

Boris Pasternak, funky sweaters, Jewish-Cuban fusion

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Knesset Story Time

Parliamentarians read, ideologically

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The Paragraph That Changed My Life

On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous

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American Psyche

Philip Roth’s latest protagonist—a teenager—has some adjustment issues

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Follow the Goat

Why the Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon still matters

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The Village

A young German reinvents the Holocaust novel

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French Press

American novelist Jonathan Littell has snared France’s top literary prizes