Prologue: An Introduction

It’s time to brag.

For the past year, I’ve gotten to work with some of the biggest names of the literary world — and some of the coolest. Internet superstars like Slate editor David Plotz, intellectuals like Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, viral video celebrities such as the guy who does

Feed Me Bubbe.

Each of them has taken over the MyJewishLearning blog for a week to celebrate a new book. Some have shared behind-the-scenes stories. Others have told us their inspiration, or their challenges, or about the process of writing and publishing a book. We’ve gotten to peek inside these authors’ lives, careers, and passions.

Our new blog, Members of the Scribe, is dedicated to housing these authors. It will cover all the material you’ve come to expect from MJL’s Author Blog, together with new literature-related news, events, and excerpts. We’re excited to be hosting some of today’s most innovative writers and some fascinating, sometimes-controversial but always-thought-provoking discussions about Judaism, culture, beliefs…and, of course, about books.

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