'All Grown Up,' Attenberg's latest novel, explores what it means for a New York woman to be single, childless and almost 40.
Before Israel’s establishment in 1948, some Jews and Arabs saw each other as ‘brothers’ and had a utopian vision of a shared future.
The classic author’s 1912 apocalyptic novella, in which the American empire run by a billionaire collapses in a plague, is more relevant than ever.
'In these times when walls are being built, this explosion of brilliant ideas from around the world arriving into the English language feels more important than ever,' lead judge Nick Barley said.
'You Say to Brick,' a new biography, explores Louis Kahn's bizarre personal life and sublime designs, including an unrealized plan that could have made the Western Wall a site for all humanity.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, a highly idiosyncratic take on what he sees as the fundamental lesson of Judaism, also offers a surprisingly clueless view of Orthodoxy.
For all those who are ready to bury their heads in the sand for the next four years, perhaps a better plan of action is to bury your noses in a good read.
In 'Where Memory Leads,' eminent scholar Saul Friedlander grapples with his own issues of identity and belonging, but never finds psychological liberation.
Yad Vashem's director of libraries Robert Rozett says he has dispatched a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offering his assistance to 'curb the spread of hatred.'
Focusing on the outsized life of pan-Arabist Fawzi al-Qawuqji, Laila Parsons' 'The Commander' paints a rich picture of the history of Arab nationalism and anti-colonialism through 1948.
Despite the paucity of such works, Nitza Ben-Dov addresses an essential and complicated issue in her latest book: the constant, excruciating presence of war in the lives of the Israeli people, as expressed through outstanding literary works.
Sociologist Shmuel Trigano warns of an anti-Semitic tsunami and thinks that the confused world believes the Holocaust's real victims are the Palestinians.
David Grossman's prose in his latest work about a not-so-amusing stand-up artist strains to keep up as the comic dodges and feints - and smacks his forehead.
Israeli author Yuval Yareach's 10-year journey to write 'The Silences' was complicated by the fact that he knew so little about what his grandmother lived through.
It is by far the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's darkest book to date. From the opening scene, in which the grandfather strangles his boss in a blind rage, there is violence and emotional trauma at every turn.
As Poem of the Week bids farewell, Solomon Ibn Gabirol paints an alluring winter landscape.
In his rather radical survey of Jewish literature from antiquity to the last century, Adam Kirsch highlights the importance of eclectic religious and worldly texts and authors for synagogue-shy Jews today.
After 70 years of writing, a collection of essays exploring the oeuvre of Sami Michael has finally been published. It takes us back to the source, to the pellucid waters of the spring from which Israeli protest literature still drinks.
Amos Oz's first novel in over 10 years considers the contemporary meaning of Judas in the nascent Jewish state.
When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud.