literature

WRITER-DIRECTOR Gon Ben Ari’s Literature and the Expansion of Consciousness session focuses on his f
Jerusalem Writers Festival to be held online with esteemed lineup

There are intriguing sessions right across the four-day online agenda.

01/05/2020
The main character is precise about speed signs and life to a fault
'Redhead by the Side of the Road': A look at human loneliness

An inability to see what is in front of him suffuses key character with nearly unbearable loneliness.

By LAURIE HERTZEL
23/04/2020
WHY DO they hate?
‘The Plot Against America’ is scariest show I've seen

For some, seeing this play out on screen in a compelling and well-written TV series would be horrifying — but not for me, I thought.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
18/04/2020
The 2020 finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
Sami Rohr Prize announces finalists for 2020 literary prize

Finalists include Jerusalem Post Editor Yaakov Katz for 'Shadow Strike', Mikhal Dekel, for 'Tehran Children', Sarah Hurwitz, for 'Here All Along' and Benjamin Balint for 'Kafk's Last Trial'

Israelis line up at midnight to buy new Harry Potter book
International Children’s Books Day marked despite Coronavirus

Marking the birthday of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, the day is marked around the world to promote literature.

Reading a book (Illustrative)
Free meet-ups offered with Israeli authors, poets, playwrights on Zoom

The events are intended to be either writing workshops or directed reading and will be open for free to the public.

27/03/2020
Love in the Time of Cholera
Books in the time of coronavirus

11 infectiously good reading suggestions briefly described and rated according to nightmare potential

An elaborate cosplay costume contest rewarded Israeli geeks for their painstaking handiwork
Passover Science-Fiction convention cancelled due to coronavirus

The event, called Olamot, had been taking place every Passover for the past 15 years.

Grapevine: Diplomatic doldrums

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

NELSON MANDELA visits Harlem in 1990
Short stories of the Harlem Renaissance

Short stories provide a rich look at black lives from sawmill workers to gamblers to washerwomen.

By COLETTE BANCROFT
05/03/2020
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