Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Gabriel Brown­stein reflects on what it means to be a Jew­ish writer, mus­es on the clas­sic greats (Roth, Ozick, Mala­mud, Bel­low), con­tem­po­rary greats (Foer, Krauss, Chabon, Eng­lan­der, Good­man), Holo­caust fic­tion, what it means to be cat­e­go­rized, and makes a request:

Truth is, these days, any writer who gets any atten­tion should count him­self lucky. A read­er, some­where, from some rea­son, is think­ing of you — that alone should be cause for a hap­py dance. So, yes, ladies and gen­tle­men, I am a Jew­ish writer. Invite me to your com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter, please!

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