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This week, we are fea­tur­ing the final­ists and win­ner of the Natan Book Award at Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

Today, Ilana Kur­shan, the author of the If All the Seas Were Ink, shares a read­ing list of books that take a cre­ative approach to sto­ries of the Talmud. 

This piece is an excerpt from the 2018 edi­tion of JBC’s annu­al lit­er­ary jour­nal, Paper Brigade, which is now avail­able to order. To read the full arti­cle, click on the page. 

Ilana Kur­shan is a grad­u­ate of Har­vard and Cam­bridge. She has worked in lit­er­ary pub­lish­ing both in New York and in Jerusalem as a trans­la­tor and for­eign rights agent and as the books edi­tor of Lilith mag­a­zine. Her writ­ing has appeared in Tablet, Lilith, Hadas­sah, The For­ward, Kveller, The World Jew­ish Digest, Nashim, and The Jew­ish Week. She lives in Jerusalem with her hus­band and four children.