The Age of Bad Holocaust Novels

A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction

To the Galilee

A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer

Holy Thief

Tablet Original Fiction: a rabbi, a broken soul, and a huge wad of cash

Alexis Landau’s Merchant Ivory Novel

In a ‘richly appointed’ debut, ‘The Empire of the Senses,’ German Jews of the 1920s live in blissful ignorance

Ahlabustin, or Russians in Punta Cana

In deep winter, Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic

Sadistic Jewish Hitler Scholar Abuses Girl in Jerusalem

Israeli novelist Gail Hareven dives fearlessly into the the moral quagmires of abuse, vengeance, and the legacy of the Holocaust

Switzerland Today

A short story by Michael Chabon

Snowbound

A short short Christmas story

Searching for the Stars

‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.

Roth ‘Shocked and Pleased’ Rereading Portnoy

Admits he didn’t realize he’d never be free of its title character

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