David Bezmozgis’s second feature film ‘Natasha’ is a coming-of-age, Russian-Jewish immigrant story set in Toronto
Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A new book argues that the roster of Jewish jocks includes matadors, weightlifters, and competitive eaters
The Free World, David Bezmozgis’ novel about a family of Soviet émigrés stuck in Rome waiting for visas to North America, explores the joys—and costs—of newfound liberty
As a child, writer David Bezmozgis was among the Soviet refugees who waited in a seaside Italian village for a visa to the U.S. or Canada. His novel The Free World explores the grittier side of life there.
Italian sojourns: from medieval kabbalists to 20th-century refugees
With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction
What happens when the writer you admire most becomes your friend?