Monthly Archives: April 2010

Candlestick Readings + Book Club

Posted by Naomi Firestone

 

If you live in NY (or happen to be stopping by) check out this great new series out in Brooklyn…continue reading here.

More on Assaf Gavron…

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Did you like Assaf Gavron’s posts on the blog last week…continue reading here.

Twitter Book Club Twunch and Talk #4: Jennifer Gilmore

Posted by Naomi Firestone
The fourth Twitter Book Club Twunch and Talk will be on JUNE 2nd, 12:30PM-1:00PM EST. We’ll be discussing Jennifer Gilmore’s Something Red. Continue reading here.

Canadian Jewish Book Awards

Posted by Naomi Firestone
The Koffler Centre of the Arts has just announced the 22nd Annual Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards! Congratulations to the following winners…continue reading here.

Att New Yorkers: Yiderati reading series

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Ohhh…this one looks fun. Don’t miss it! It’s on May 18th, 07:00PM – 08:00PM at The Strand…continue reading here.

Almost Dead: Gaza, 1988 / Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, 2002

In his last posts, Assaf Gavron wrote about hanging out in the West Bank, moonlighting as an Israeli mover in New York City and about Israeli fast food. His most recent book, Almost Dead, is now available. He’s been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.
As a soldier in Gaza in the first Intifada, I unknowingly started the research to a novel I was to publish 18 years later (22 years later, this month, in English translation). Continue reading here.

Wild West Bank

In his last posts, Assaf Gavron wrote about moonlighting as an Israeli mover in NYC and about Israeli fast food. His most recent book, Almost Dead, is now available. He’s blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.
The Jewish settlers in the West Bank have fascinated me for many years, and especially those living in the illegal outposts – a few mobile homes on remote hills with no running water or electricity, who are in a constant cat-and-mouse chase with the authorities. Continue reading here.