Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions.

Gal Beck­er­man is a jour­nal­ist and author. He was the opin­ion edi­tor at The For­ward and a long­time edi­tor and staff writer at the Colum­bia Jour­nal­ism Review and has also been a con­trib­u­tor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Jour­nal, among oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. He was a Fel­low at the Alexan­der von Hum­boldt Foun­da­tion in Berlin and the recip­i­ent of a Pulitzer Trav­el­ing Fel­low­ship from the Colum­bia Grad­u­ate School of Jour­nal­ism. His first book, When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone, was pub­lished by Houghton Mif­flin Har­court in Sep­tem­ber 2010. It was named was one of the best books of the year by The New York­er and the Wash­ing­ton Post, and received both the 2010 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award and the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jew­ish Literature.