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"The Seasons: Death and Transfiguration," by Jo Sinclair

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Cover of Jo Sinclair's memoirThe Seasons: Death and Transfiguration, published in 1992.
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Cover of Jo Sinclair's memoirThe Seasons: Death and Transfiguration, published in 1992.

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Fradel Shtok

Despite the brevity of her career, Fradel Shtok showed great promise as a Yiddish writer for her attention to the little-discussed subjects of women’s sexuality and repression.

An Interview with "Panic in a Suitcase" Author Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel, Panic in a Suitcase, has brought her a whirlwind of accolades, including a spot on the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" list. As JWA features her as part of a Power Couple for her unique take on the immigrant experience, our Web Content Editor, Lisa Feld, asked her about her writing, her new-found fame, and returning to Odessa decades after her family's exodus. 

JWA Writer Leah Berkenwald Wins Blogging Award

June 11, 2012
JWA blogger Leah Berkenwald made “connections between the themes of freedom and equality in the most widely read story of her generation to the movement for equal rights for women and resistance to bigotry in a clear, energetic and youthful voice.”

Malka Lee

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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.
Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.
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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.


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Anna Margolin, 1903

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Rosa Lebensboim, known as Anna Margolin in 1903. Critics claim she authored the finest Yiddish poetry of the early twentieth century.

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Rosa Lebensboim, known as Anna Margolin in 1903. Critics claim she authored the finest Yiddish poetry of the early twentieth century.

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Beatrice Kaufman, 1943

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Writer and playwright Beatrice Kaufman in 1934.

Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.

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Writer and playwright Beatrice Kaufman in 1934.


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"An Estate of Memory" by Ilona Karmel

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Cover of Ilona Karmel's An Estate of Memory, published in 1969.
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Cover of Ilona Karmel's An Estate of Memory, published in 1969.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and William Phillips, 1962

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Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and William Phillips at a 1962 PEN meeting in New Delhi.
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Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and William Phillips at a 1962 PEN meeting in New Delhi.

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Jamaica Kincaid and Yelena Akhtiorskaya

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Jamaica Kincaid and Yelena Akhtiorskaya.
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Jamaica Kincaid and Yelena Akhtiorskaya.

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