Tag Archives: Literature

Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua is on today’s episode of Shtetl on the Shortwave. Kashua writes the story of being Arab and Palestinian and trying to get by in a Jewish state.

Mireille Silcoff invites us into a world of rich storytelling; of beauty and pain. Each languidly-paced story draws us in to its reflective, sometimes tragic, often funny and always compelling characters.

Short story magician Etgar Keret talks politics, dog shit & more. And Eloge Butera talks about witnessing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in Montreal.

Ariela Freedman reviews Jami Attenberg’s novel The Middlesteins. “How could she not feed her daughter?” This is the question that sets the tone for five year-old Edie’s epic story of love, family and…eating oneself to death.

Bezmozgis is best known for Natasha his collection of short stories about Latvian Jews in suburban Toronto.This writer and filmmaker will give a free talk about his most recent novel The Free World. It has received some great reviews while Bezmozgis himself was named on the New Yorkers ‘20 under 40’ list.

What happens when the childhood home of a Montreal novelist burns down? Well, he writes a novel about it, of course. Discover the story of Mort Halbman, the protagonist of Glen Rotchin’s latest novel, Halbman Steals Home.

If you are not one for Passover Seders, check out this book reading on Friday night. Hot Pink is a collection of short stories told with lust and affection, karate and tenderness, slapstickery, ferocity, and heart.

The Blue Met International Literary Festival brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing. Check out Shtetl’s listing of readings and workshops for this year’s festival. Learn about crime writing, translation and language in Montreal.

It’s time to learn about the man behind the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem captured and forged a new modern Jewish identity through his stories and his humor.

Découvrez un nouveau livre écrit par trois femmes Montréalaises. Ces femmes, d’origine juive, musulmane et chrétienne, abordent divers sujets sans tabou : le port du voile, le communautarisme, l’homophobie, le racisme, l’islamophobie, la place des femmes dans la famille, dans la société.