Tag Archives: Jewish Book Council

Mid-Week Field Notes | May 26, 2021

Some quick things: I await yet more comments from my editor on my Ethel Rosenberg bio in verse. I know what I’ll be doing over Memorial Day weekend! Today I’m giving my two-minute pitch at the Jewish Book Council’s Author … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | May 5, 2021

A few quick things this week: In May, I engage in three new generative writing programs: A three-week class at the Montclair Adult School via Zoom in braided essays, taught by my “landsman” Marian Calabro, to whom I credit my … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 28, 2021

Three quick things this week: I have signed the contract for my bio in verse and have completed the revisions. As soon as I’m able, I’ll announce the work. Meanwhile, I’ve joined a novel-writing Amherst Writers & Artists group for … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Three quick things this week: I’ve been listening to records my uncle and my aunt (his sister) made circa 1943-1944. What a hoot! The records were to be played at “victory speed” and were sent in lieu of letters. My … Continue reading

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Jewish Book Council Announces 2020 National Jewish Book Awards

2020 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award Winners JBC Staff January 27, 2021 2020 NATION­AL JEW­ISH BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED Book of the Year Award­ed to Rab­bi Jonathan Sacks for Moral­i­ty Lau­ra Arnold Leib­man Wins Three Awards with The Art of the Jew­ish Family Colum McCann Wins Fic­tion Award with Apeirogon New York, Jan­u­ary 27, 2021—Jew­ish … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Four quick things this week: I will now be a featured speaker about my middle-grade novel in verse, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939, at a Yom Hashoah event at the Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide & … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

Here are this week’s links: From Tablet: “A Holocaust Fairy Tale from France“ Looking for something to do on Christmas Eve? Join the Jewish Review of Books Dec. 24 interview with historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein, author of Suitcases Full of … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: The Jewish Book Council has just announced its 2019 winners. I agree with some choices, like Michael Dobbs’s Unwanted and, of course, Lesléa Newman’s Gittel’s Journey. But another book that won I thought lacked any authenticity. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Read and Post a Review for 2016’s Readukkah

From Heidi Rabinowitz: The Association of Jewish Libraries and the Jewish Book Council present the second annual reading challenge for Jewish readers of all ages, #Readukkah! To participate, all you have to do is read one #JewLit book and post your review to the event discussion board on … Continue reading

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June 2016 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: From Shiloh Musings, Batya Medad reviews Witness to History by Sybil Kaplan. Medad calls it an amazing book of modern Israeli history … Continue reading

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