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A Fine Romance wins 2010 Deems Taylor Award

Friday, October 22, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Dani Crickman

David Lehman, author of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, wrote to us with some exciting news:

My book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs has won a 2010 Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). I have known for a couple of weeks but was urged to tell no one until nearer the date of the official announcement. It was difficult keeping this exciting news to myself.

“I’ve got a feeling you’re fooling,” I said when the guy from ASCAP called. I was sure he was mouthing little white lies. But True Blue Lou was on the level. My heart stood still, and now I’m sitting on top of the world, which I’ve got on a string.

Congrats, David!

Here’s a great video of David speaking about the book at Jewish Book Week 2010.

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs from Danny Bermant on Vimeo.

Podcasts/Videos from London’s Jewish Book Week

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Our friends across the pond have just posted a ton of podcasts and videos from London’s Jewish Book Week, making it possible for those in the States to enjoy some of their wonderful programs. This year’s festival included sessions with Anita Diamant, Norman Lebrecht, Benjamin Moser, Assaf Gavron, Etgar Keret and Jonathan Safran Foer, Rebecca Goldstein, David Shneer, Avivah Zornberg, and Amy Bloom, among others. Check out all podcasts and videos here.