Episode 138: Ruby Namdar on his newly translated novel, The Ruined House, and writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on what Philip Roth taught her about being an American Jew
The author just won the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievement in literature. But the story of his life is one of downfall.
The great Jewish writer, who died this week at 85, on his linguistic and literary heritage, the Bohemian way, and the catastrophic modern break between Jews old and new
In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist
Finally out in English, Orly Castel-Bloom’s ‘An Egyptian Novel’ is a manual for living with defeat
First time the literary honor has been awarded to a non-Israel resident
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation