Ellen Ullman’s new novel pushes a psychoanalyst, a patient, and a mysterious eavesdropper back to their traumatic roots—in the Holocaust

Children’s Books

Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust

Easy Call

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


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

Man Out of Time

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

Sundown: The Freeze Thaws

Plus, making gelt, and bruchot for Beckham?


Daniel Levin and Austin Ratner could have been professionals; instead they became novelists

Guilt By Association

A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer

The Village

A young German reinvents the Holocaust novel

What I Am Going to Write This Summer

Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction

A Death in Books

A son faces the ghosts his father left behind

Shadow Cities

For Andr

Forgotten Women

A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history

A Door Opens

The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene

Anger Management

Fifty years ago Gerald Green, who died this week, wrote a prescient bestseller about a Hebrew Hammer-style vigilante with his own reality show

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