In December 21 writers of fiction and poetry were featured on The Reading Life. 14 are deceased, 7 living. There are eleven women and ten men. I have previously posted on 13 of the authors, eight are new to The Reading Life. Two won the Nobel Prize, one was awarded the Booker Prize in 2017.
7 wrote in Yiddish, all are deceased.
Poland - 4
England - 2
Japan - 1
Kenya - 1
France - 1
Russia - 1
Germany - 1
- Jenny Zhang, author of Sour Heart
- Sholom Aleichem - best known, most loved Yiddish writer
- Cynthia Ozick
- Junichiro Tanizaki
- Rabindranath Tagore- first Asian to win the Nobel Prize
2nd Column (three images)
- Farah Ahamed- multi-awarded Short Story Writer
- Anton Chekhov
- Edith Knocky
- Mordecai Spector -Yiddish author, Polish
- Zadie Smith
- Penelope Fitzgerald
- Chava Rosenfarb - Yiddish author, immigrated from Lithuania to Canada
- Blume Lempel. Yiddish writer, immigrated Poland to Canada
- Honoree de Balzac
- I. L. Peretz. - often called father of modern Yiddish literature
- Philip Roth
- George Saunders - winner 2017 Booker Prize
- Sharanya Manivannan. To be extensively featured in 2018
- Anna Seghers - German, author of Transit and The Seven Crosses
- Isaac Singer. Nobel Prize Winner, Yiddish writer, immigrated from Poland to USA
- Dvora Baron - Yiddish writer
Blog stats Will appear in tommorow’s year end Review.
My highest recommended item is “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick, readable online and in a podcast.
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