Monthly Archives: June 2011

Book Giveaway

Posted by Dani Crickman

We’re giving away copies of The Eichmann Trial by Deborah Lipstadt for our upcoming Twitter Book Club! Continue reading here.


The Voice

On Monday, David Albahari explained the motive behind the madness of one-paragraph novels. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
I think it was Saul Bellow who once said that writers do not have tasks or duties – they only have their inspiration and that’s the only voice they should listen to. Continue reading here.

Book Cover of the Week: The Frozen Rabbi

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

The paperback edition of The Frozen Rabbi (Steve Stern) is now available from Algonquin Books. View the cover here.


The Greatest Yiddish Literature Party Ever

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Yep, that’s right…the GREATEST Yiddish Literature Party EVER…brought to you by your friends at the Jewish Book Council, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Jewcy in honor of the new film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness by Joseph Dorman. Join us on July 6th from 7:30PM to 10:30PM at (le) poisson rouge for readings by…continue reading here.

One-Paragraph Novels

David Albahari is the Serbian-born Canadian author, most recently, of the novel Leeches. The book is a feat of magic, an existential philosophical novel that’s also funny and with enough mysteries to keep the reader guessing. It’s also one long paragraph — that’s right, a 300-page-long paragraph.  Here, Mr. Albahari explains the motive behind his madness.
There are several reasons why I write my novels in one long paragraph. First of all, I simply like it, I like when black words completely cover the whiteness of paper.  Continue reading here.

Adventures in Fatherland

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Check out The Forward‘s tribute to Father’s Day, featuring short pieces by Dan Friedman, Gal Beckerman, and Larry Cohler-Esses: Adventures in Fatherland



JBC Bookshelf: Summer Hodgepodge

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
It’s been a while since my last “Bookshelf,” but things have finally calmed down (ha!) here with summer, and I’ve had some time to compile our latest edition.  This one is a real hodgepodge…memoir, fiction, visual arts.  Continue reading here.