January 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival!

Here are this month’s links:

  • The Fig Tree Books blog reflects on diversity within American Jewish literature.
  • On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus looks back on her year in Jewish books.
  • From The Book of Life, Heidi Estrin shares an interview with Laurel Snyder and Catia Chen, author and illustrator of The Longest Night, an award-winning picture book that retells the story of the Exodus from a child’s point of view.
  • From People of the Books (AJL’s blog) Heidi Estrin shares the following: The Sydney Taylor Book Awards memorialize the author of All-of-a-Kind Family, and the 2015 award winners will be announced this month! In celebration, the Association of Jewish Libraries has teamed up with The Horn Book and Lizzie Skurnick Books to create an entertaining quiz on the popular website Buzzfeed, “Which All-of-a-Kind Family Sibling Are You?”
  • Jewish Book Council offers a preview of spring 2015 books here. Plus, read an interview with Anita Diamant about her novel novel The Boston Girl here.
  • From Batya Medad and Shilo Musings comes a review of Akiva Teddy MacLeod’s Welcome Home: My First Six Months Living in Israel, “a wonderful and not your typical aliyah book, highly recommended.”
  • Freelance writer and editor Deborah Kalb interviews a wide range of authors—fiction, nonfiction, children’s—including writers on Jewish themes, on her blog. Take a look at her recent interview with SUNY Stony Brook Professor Sara Lipton on Lipton’s fascinating new book, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography.
  • This month on The Best Chapter, Diana Bletter interviews Anita Diamant on The Red Tent, finding her voice in writing fiction, and her latest novel, The Boston Girl.
  • On Bagels, Books, and Schmooze, Susan Curtis reviews the novel, Enchantress, by Maggie Anton.
  • And finally, on The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner interviews Laura Watkinson, translator, and Marcel Prins, co-author, of Hidden Like Anne Frank.


About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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6 Responses to January 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

  1. What an especially lovely Carnival. Thank you, Barbara–on behalf of both Fig Tree Books and me– for hosting so elegantly.

  2. Heidi says:

    Great Carnival, thanks for hosting, Barbara!

  3. Pingback: Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links | ErikaDreifus.com

  4. This post is among the many that have been included in Shiloh Musings: Havel Havelim, וָאֵרָא Va’era, And I Appeared…. this week’s edition of the international Jewish bloggers carnival, a weekly round-up of interesting and varied posts.
    Please look at the other posts, too, comment and share. Also, you’re invited to get more involved in our blogging community.
    Shavua Tov, Have a Wonderful Week!

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