Visiting Scribe

Jewish literature is deep into a renaissance. Jewish books and Jewish authors are no longer ethnic tokens on a larger bookshelf, but are establishing themselves in their own right, from the critical success of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union to the already-canonical Everything Is Illuminated. Contemporary Jewish authors are telling new and exciting stories, earning praise from critics and readers — both among Jewish and general audiences — and breaking down the walls of what constitutes a “Jewish book.” Jewish Book Council would like to introduce you to some of these authors.

Every week, we bring you voices from the new Jewish literary scene. They are as diverse as the term itself: fiction and nonfiction, deathly funny and deathly serious, politics and music, poetry and pirates. Some writers have shared personal stories about writing their books. Others shared B-sides and DVD-style extras. Still others blog about their lives, or current events.

The only things that our guest bloggers have in common are that they all take the idea of Judaism in their own direction, and they all spark the dynamite of our imaginations. We hope you’ll agree with us.

View the latest Visiting Scribe posts here, browse by author below, or browse posts by category here.

Editor's Note: The views expressed by Visiting Scribes are their own.

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A

Margareta Ackerman
David Albahari
Arthur Allen
Eliyahu Alpern
Allison Amend
Tamar Ansh
Maggie Anton
Molly Antopol
Jan Aronson
Dianne Ashton
Jami Attenberg
Ramona Ausubel
Saul Austerlitz
Helene Aylon

B

Stacey Ballis
Debra Band
Mitchell Bard
Samantha Baskind
Ned Beauman
Gal Beckerman
Charles Belfoure
Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman
Noah and Rae Bernamoff
S. Bear Bergman
Molly Birnbaum
Justine Hope Blau
Marina Blitshteyn
Shani Boianjiu
Kenneth Bonert
Joshua Braff
Lily Brett
Stefanie Pervos Bregman
Harry Brod
Melissa Broder
Erica Brown

C

Jillian Cantor
Rachel Cantor
Doreen Carvajal
Tamar Caspi
Joel Chasnoff
Anne Cherian
Richard Codor
Joshua Cohen
Slash Coleman
Laurel Corona

D

Julia Dahl
Craig Darch
Jeremy Dauber
Sara Davidson
Peri Devaney and Ron Rubin
Anita Diamant
Erika Dreifus

E

David Ebenbach
Kathy Ebel
Gwen Edelman
David Ehrlich
Ron Yitzchok Eisenman
Yuval Elizur and Lawrence Malkin
David Evanier

F

Evan Fallenberg
Joshua Fattal
Jenny Feldon
Joshua Max Feldman
Stephanie Feldman
Ruchama King Feuerman
Tom Fields-Meyer
Liana Finck
Boris Fishman
Sue Fishkoff
Michèle Fitoussi
Martin Fletcher
Ellen Frankel
Ruth Franklin
Matti Friedman

G

Ilana Garon
Assaf Gavron
Jamie Geller
Jennifer Gilmore
Stanley Ginsberg
Gabi Gleichmann
Mary Glickman
Goldie Goldbloom
Niles Goldstein
Nora Gold
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Allegra Goodman
James Goodman
Daniel Gordis
Cliff Graubart
Abigail Green
Eric Greitens
Melissa Fay Greene
Lauren Grodstein
Annabelle Gurwitch
Dolph Grundman

H

Michelle Haimoff
David Harris-Gershon
Eve Harris
Joshua Henkin
Joanna Hershon
June Hersh
Wayne Hoffman
Avrom Honig

I

Barbara Isenberg
Michael Idov

J

Pam Jenoff
Jill Jacobs

K

Aviva Kanoff
Moshe Kasher
Elie Kaunfer
Mike Kelly
Judy Kempler and Pnina Jacobson
John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly
Jonathan Kirsch
Levana Kirschenbaum
Melissa R. Klapper
Lisa Alcalay Klug
Gerald Kolpan
Jonathan B. Krasner
Ken Krimstein
Nicholas Kulish
Yehuda Kurtzer

L

Lucette Lagnado
Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
Josh Lambert
Adam Langer
Michael Lavigne
Liel Leibovitz
Gregory Levey
Lois Leveen
David Samuel Levinson
Michael Levin
Michael Levy
Efrat Libfroind
Miriam Libicki
Deborah Lipstadt
Ellen Litman
C. Alexander London
Charles London
Michael David Lukas
Timothy D. Lytton

M

Juliana Maio
Leslie Maitland
Jake Marmer
Kati Marton
Dvora Meyers
Randy Susan Meyers
Rebecca Miller
Donna Minkowitz
Tova Mirvis
D. A. Mishani
Ilan Mochari
Chris Moriarty
Benjamin Moser
Eric L. Muller

N

Stuart Nadler
Carla Naumburg
Jay Neugeboren
Lesléa Newman

O

Alicia Oltuski
Harry Ostrer
Micol Ostow and David Ostow

P

Joshua Eli Plaut
David Plotz
Hannah S. Pressman
Steven Pressman

Q

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R

Joanna Smith Rakoff
Austin Ratner
Shulamit Reinharz and Barbara Vinick
Nancy Richler
Trina Robbins
Seth Rogovoy
Stuart Rojstaczer
Aaron Roller
David Rosenberg
Harriet Rossetto
Jennifer Rosner
Leonard Rosen
Theodore Ross
Matthue Roth
Adam Rovner
Nora Rubel
Ilie Ruby

S

Jonathan Sarna
Barry Schwartz
Francesca Segal
Galit and Gilad Seliktar
Ari Shavit
Matthew Shaer
Dani Shapiro
Abby Sher
Charles S. Sherman
David Shrayer-Petrov and Maxim D. Shrayer
Maxim D. Shrayer
Rachel Shukert
Nina Siegal
Laura Silver
M. M. Silver
Reyna Simnegar
Devan Sipher
Daniel Smith
Laurel Snyder
Jessica Soffer
Anna Solomon
Gerald Sorin
Debra Spark
Gloria Spielman
Douglas Stark
Ilan Stavans
Leigh Stein
Baruch and Judy Sterman
Janice Steinberg
Avi Steinberg
Steve Stern
Emily Stone
Darin Strauss
Elana Maryles Sztokman

T

Salvatore Tagliareni
Haley Tanner
Justin Taylor
Lavie Tidhar
Daniel Torday
Marc Tracy
Jennifer Traig

U

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V

Lara Vapnyar
Leah Vincent

W

JT Waldman
Sabra Waldfogel
Haim Watzman
Helene Wecker
Eric Weiner
Janice Weizman
Josh Weil
Lenore Weiss
Michael Wex
Adam Wilson
Sarah Wildman
Ron Wolfson

X

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Y

Boaz Yakin
Shmuly Yanklowitz
Royal Young

Z

David Zulberg