Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Joann Sfars biog­ra­phy of the Jew­ish mod­ernist painter Pascin (Julius Morde­cai Pin­cas) will soon be avail­able in the U.S. with a trans­la­tion by Edward Gau­vin. Unciv­i­lized Books will pub­lish the title on Octo­ber 15th.

The U.S. cov­er is on the left:

The French edi­tion was pub­lished as six sep­a­rate books (I could only find 5 cov­ers), which are par­tic­u­lar­ly love­ly as a set:

View past Book Cov­er of the Week” posts here.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO 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.