As you may have noticed, we’ve been rather busy over the last few months. We’re excited that our first four-color, and newly redesigned, Jewish Book World is out to subscribers (you can check it out digitally here) and that we’ve revealed our new online look to the world. With our new website, readers can now browse hundreds of reviews online, share them with friends, and tweet them to the world. Plus, new reviews will be added daily, as well as new book club questions, interviews, and book trailers. Another great feature of the new site is our calendar listings. If you have a Jewish literary event you want our readers to know about, be sure to send them to us under the “submit an event” tab. The final big change is the name our blog and its new home on the main JBC website: The ProsenPeople (hehe, get it?). And, with that, a new name for our blogging series with MyJewishLearning: The Visiting Scribe. Now on to the latest books on the JBC Bookshelf:What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories, Nathan Englander (February 2012, Alfred A. Knopf)
While you wait for this one to be published, check out Englander’s first collection of storiesDrop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, A.J. Jacobs (April 2012, Simon & Schuster)
The latest from Jacobs, the author of The Guinea Pig Diaries, The Know It All, and The Year of Living BiblicallyHot Pink, Adam Levin (March 2012, McSweeney’s)
Just slightly shorter than Levin’s debut novel The Instructions…Broadway Baby, Alan Shapiro (January 2012, Algonquin Books)
The debut novel from the poet Alan Shapiro
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.