People of the Book

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


Smoke in the Air

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


Seven Jews Who Should Win the Nobel Prize in Literature This Week (But Probably Won’t)

Forget Roth, Oz, or Grossman. Here are the real stars.

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