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.
Akin Ajayi is a freelance writer and editor based in Tel Aviv who moved to Israel from the United Kingdom in 2007.
Two new books – by American journalist Laura Secor and human rights activist and lawyer Shirin Ebadi – shed light on Iran's complex political and religious psyche.
Based on the lives of the authors' fathers, 'Baddawi' and 'The Arab of the Future' reflect different approaches to portraying the past while extrapolating about the future.
A new biography of Harvey Kurtzman pays tribute to the Jewish artist’s genius but struggles to escape the long shadow of his days at Mad magazine in the 1950s, much like Kurtzman himself.
'A Reunion of Ghosts' by Judith Claire Mitchell features three suicidal sisters whose ancestor created the precursor to Zyklon B.
Onetime yeshiva bocher Avi Steinberg spent a year tracing the epic text that is a holy writ for millions and a mystery to millions more.
‘I can’t help noticing that … a disproportionate number of attractive, kind, clever people are drawn to Jews,' she writes in her new memoir.
James Carroll's latest book, set in Rome 1944, shines a spotlight on an unlikely power broker.
In his debut novel, the Minsk-born Boris Fishman, much in the spirit of Gary Shteyngart, casts a sardonic light on the trials faced by those who relocate.
Can one engage with the painter without being swayed by the reputation of the personality?