Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! JBC invit­ed an author to share thoughts on #Jew­Lit every day for the next 30 days. Watch, enjoy, and dis­cov­er new books to read!

Adam Kirsch is a poet and crit­ic. He is the author of nine books, includ­ing Ben­jamin Dis­raeli, Why Trilling Mat­ters, and most recent­ly The Peo­ple and the Books: 18 Clas­sics of Jew­ish Lit­er­a­ture. He is direc­tor of the mas­ter’s pro­gram in Jew­ish Stud­ies at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Tablet, the New York­er, and the New York Review of Books.

Adam Kirsch is a poet and crit­ic whose writ­ing appears reg­u­lar­ly in The New York­er and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. He is the author of three pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions of poet­ry and sev­er­al books of crit­i­cism and biog­ra­phy, and has received a Guggen­heim Fel­low­ship. An edi­tor at the Wall Street Jour­nal, he has taught at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and Sarah Lawrence Col­lege. He was born in Los Ange­les and now lives in New York City.