Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Last week, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Rebecca Miller’s new novel Jacob’s Folly, “a rollicking, ingenious, saucy book, brimful of sparkling, unexpected characters, that takes on desire, faith, love, [and] acting.” Oh, and the main character, Jacob Cerf, an eighteenth-century Parisian Jew, has been reincarnated as a ﬂy in the Long Island suburbs of twenty-first-century America. Read more about Jacob’s Folly, and the influence of Kafka, over at NPR here, and check out Rebecca Miller’s official website here.
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.