2015 Jewish Book Preview

Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

We were over­whelmed with amaz­ing Jew­ish books and authors in 2014, and, con­sid­er­ing the pile of 2015 books already tow­er­ing on our desks, it looks like 2015 will bring the same punch. With Saul Bel­lows 100th birth­day approach­ing in June, be on the look­out for three new Bel­low-themed books com­ing out over the next few months, list­ed below. Addi­tion­al­ly, two of our Unpack­ing the Book authors have debut nov­els com­ing out in March: Daniel Tor­day (The Last Flight of Poxl West) and Alex­is Lan­dau (The Empire of the Sens­es). 

Look­ing for some great new cook­books? Well, we already have six mouth-water­ing options on the hori­zon. And if you’re look­ing to hear from some crowd favorites we have new books by Jonathan D. Sar­na, Steve Stern, and Elisa Albert com­ing your way as well. 

You’ll also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear from twelve of the below authors on our Vis­it­ing Scribe series — includ­ing Shulem Deen, author of the forth­com­ing mem­oir All Who Do Not Return—where they’ll share more about their work, the back­sto­ry, read­ing lists, and more. Plus, there are some great book club reads that you’ll be hear­ing more about over the com­ing months (The Nightin­gale and A Reunion of Ghosts, to name just two). 

We’re real­ly excit­ed about the year ahead and hope that you’ll con­tin­ue to check back here to learn more about these titles and their cre­ators — and per­haps even win a book or two!







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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.