Monthly Archives: January 2011

Twitter Book Club: The Marriage Artist

Posted by Dani Crickman

Join the Jewish Book Council and author Andrew Winer in a live discussion of the novel The Marriage Artist on Wednesday, March 2nd, 12:30 pm- 1:10 pm EST! Follow us @JewishBook and keep an eye on #JBCBooks for updates. Continue reading here.

Messing Around on Tour

Saul Austerlitz is the author of Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy. He will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Authors Blog.
Being on tour for a book is simultaneously an exhilarating and a terrifying experience. Continue reading here.

J Lit Links

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

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Mark Twain, “Mishpocha,” and Me

In her previous posts, Erika Dreifus blogged on her upcoming panel at AWP, “Beyond Bagels and Lox”, and the inspiration for Quiet Americans. She has been be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.

The online literary world has been atwitter (please pardon the pun!) about the changes—some are calling it censorship—that appear in a new edition that presents “updated” versions of Mark Twain’s classic novels, Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Continue reading here.

Bellow Slam!

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Well, this is awesome. NYers in need of some good lit vibes, head on over to Housing Works on Monday for the Bellow SLAM:

Book Cover of the Week: The Mighty Walzer

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Howard Jacobson’s The Mighty Walzer will be available from Bloomsbury USA in April..view it here.

A Birthday and An Anniversary: A Book and Its Inspiration

On Monday, Erika Dreifus discussed her upcoming panel at AWP, “Beyond Bagels and Lox.” She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.

Today is a special day: It’s the official “pub date” for my debut short-story collection, Quiet Americans, which is being released by Last Light Studio, a new, Boston-based micropress. Continue reading here.