Author Gwen Edelman remains shrouded in mystery. In an age of relentless author promotion she has chosen to remain “virtually” invisible. She has no website or Wikipedia page, and it is almost impossible to find out the sketchiest details of her personal biography. I was able to...
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We think we have some important stories to tell, and thus we returned to the subject of Israeli espionage. Our first effort in that field was a book in 1990 titled “Every Spy a Prince.” Twenty-two years later, we spoke with more people and got more stories — about recent...
June 25, 2012 | 10:30 am
Hungarian Jews urged the government to take four anti-Semitic authors off the national high school curriculum.
Hungary’s opposition Socialist Party, meanwhile, pleaded with the prime minister to curb the “revival” of anti-Semitism in the country.
The authors—Istvan Sinka, Dezso...
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Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died.
Sendak, who wrote and illustrated more than 50 children’s books, died Tuesday at the age of 83. He reportedly had suffered a stroke on May 4.
[JewishJournal.com profiled Sendak in...
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Announcing his new book in a hucksterish e-mail to J street members, Peter Beinart details the truths vouchsafed to him and his fellow enlightened acolytes. A brief sampler:
“I’m looking forward to being with all of you at J Street, since you understand that an American Jewish...
February 2, 2012 | 10:43 am
1. One has to admire author Paul Auster’s courageous stand. Responding to the verbal attack by the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Auster insisted that comparisons between Turkey and Israel have no validity:
“Whatever the Prime Minister might think about the state...
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Israeli author Naomi Ragen lost a plagiarism suit regarding her best-selling book “Sotah.”
The Jerusalem District Court ruled Sunday that Ragen, a Jerusalem-based writer, was in breach of copyright with “Sotah” because parts closely resembled the 1990 book “Growing Up with My...
December 8, 2011 | 10:25 am
An Israeli author was kicked off a panel discussion in Marseilles at the request of the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.
Moshe Sakal, the author of “Yoland,” which was shortlisted for the 2011 Sapir Prize for literature, was removed Monday from a discussion of the Arab spring at...
December 7, 2011 | 2:01 pm
Israeli author Moshe Sakal was deemed “not crucial” to a panel discussion on the Arab Spring at a literary conference in Marseille and was kicked out of the roundtable discussion according to Haaretz. The request to remove Sakal came from the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish who...
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American author Mitchell Gross was indicted for allegedly scamming women he met on an online Jewish dating service.
Gross, 61, of Marietta, Ga., pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges when he was arraigned late last week in federal court in Atlanta, according to...
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British author Ian McEwan defended his decision to accept Israel’s Jerusalem Prize.
Writing in the the Guardian newspaper Wednesday, McEwan admitted his concerns “about Israel and the situation of the Palestinians, which is worse than ever.” However, he maintained that he would go...
January 19, 2011 | 11:07 am
British author Ian McEwan was chosen to receive the prestigious Jerusalem Prize.
The biennial prize, which will be awarded next month in a ceremony on the opening night of the Jerusalem Book Fair, is Israel’s highest literary honor for foreign writers. The award is given to an...
May 26, 2009 | 12:58 pm
“Amos Elon, an Israeli essayist and author who examined his society’s flaws and myths, explored some of its greatest figures and became for many years its most renowned public intellectual, died Monday in Italy, where he had made his home since 2004. He was 84 [Note: Age corrected from NYTimes article].
His wife, Beth, said the cause was leukemia.” Read the full story at CNN.com.
Elon was also a correspondent on European and American affairs for Haaretz. To read the story on Haaretz.com, click here.
October 31, 2008 | 9:23 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, radio host and activist Studs Terkel died in his Chicago, Illinois, home today at the age of 96.
Ed Rampell interviewed him for The Journal in 2006:
In Studs Terkel’s newest book, “And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey” (The New...
June 25, 2008 | 5:43 pm
Eric Tomb talks with Rebecca Goldstein about her philosophical studies Betraying Spinoza: Ther Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity and Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Goedel and novels The Mind-Body Problem, Mazel and Properties of Light. He...