Jewish American Literature

Anti-Semitism and American Jewish Identity

Even in periods when anti-Semitism was low, its persistence in Jewish memory and imagination continued to exert a formative influence on American Jewish identity.

Israeli Literature: Reading List

A Reader's Guide: Hebrew Literature in Translation

Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide

You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.

Steve Stern

Steve Stern's The Wedding Jester.

In the Image

Dara Horn's novel.

The Puttermesser Papers

Cynthia Ozick's response to Chick Lit.

Everything is Illuminated

A book by Jonathan Safran Foer

Ravelstein: A Writer’s Soul

Bellow's final novel was inspired by his friendship with Allan Bloom.


Gary Shteyngart's satiric look at globalization, petrol politics, and the obsession with Jewish continuity.