Sanford Pinsker is an emeritus professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College. He writes widely about Jewish literature and culture, and in recent years has been a judge for the Edward Lewis Wallant Prize, the Reform Judaism Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award.
Articles by Sanford Pinsker
Ravelstein: A Writer’s Soul
Bellow's final novel was inspired by his friendship with Allan Bloom.
Isaac Bashevis Singer: Between Fact and Fiction
The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.
Jewish-American Fiction in the 21st Century
Vibrancy and diversity mark the new crop of novelists and story writers.
The Shlemiel of Chelm and Other Yiddish Characters
Where the lovable fools of Jewish humor came from--and what they mean.
Novelists in the Nineties
In the 1970s, literary critics predicted the demise of the Jewish American novel. A talented group of novelists proved them wrong.