Writing “Jewish” Fiction

Allegra Goodman is the author. Her new novel, The Cookbook Collector, will be released next week. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.


Jewish literature
means different things to different people. It can mean writing by a Jewish author, writing about Jewish culture, writing about Jews, or writing about Judaism as a religion. Continue reading here.

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3 responses to “Writing “Jewish” Fiction

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  3. I’ve read all of novels Goodman mentions but the newest one and I treasure them all. As she says, they are very different. What they have in common is characters who are unique individuals and whom the reader can find both annoying and lovable, both at the same time in some instances. However, I think she ignores another novel she wrote for teens called The Other Side. It’s science fiction, set in a post ecological disaster dystopia. Sound good? Not nearly as good as the others! Am I wrong about Goodman being the author?

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