Celebrate Jewish Book Month with #30days30authors! JBC invited an author to share thoughts on #JewLit for each day of Jewish Book Month. Watch, read, enjoy, and discover!
This week, we are featuring the finalists and winner of the Natan Book Award at Jewish Book Council.
Today, Ilana Kurshan, the author of the If All the Seas Were Ink, shares a reading list of books that take a creative approach to stories of the Talmud.
This piece is an excerpt from the 2018 edition of JBC’s annual literary journal, Paper Brigade, which is now available to order. To read the full article, click on the page.
Ilana Kurshan is a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge. She has worked in literary publishing both in New York and in Jerusalem as a translator and foreign rights agent and as the books editor of Lilith magazine. Her writing has appeared in Tablet, Lilith, Hadassah, The Forward, Kveller, The World Jewish Digest, Nashim, and The Jewish Week. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and four children.