news & buzz


12 / 2009

  • Other Press has sold the worldwide Spanish language rights for "By Fire, By Water" to Planeta, the largest publisher in the Spanish speaking world. 


12 / 2009

  • Below, a profile that appeared in the December, 2009 issue of Mt Lebanon Magazine. If you want to read the article, click the image twice

3/ 2010

4 / 2010

  • I'm exceedingly proud to announce that Philadelphia's "One Book, One Jewish Community" program has selected "By Fire, By Water" as their reading selection for 2010-2011. The program has been in existence for four years and the previous winners have all been prestigious: Dara Horn’s All Other Nights, Ariel Sabar’s My Father’s Paradise, and Aaron Lansky’s Outwitting History. Click to see the: official announcement

5 / 2010

6 / 2010
  • Italian Language rights sold! 

7 / 2010

  • The State of Delaware has joined forces with Philadelphia's One Book, One Jewish Community program. By Fire, By Water is now the official 2010 - 2011 reading selection for the Jewish community of the entire state of Delaware.
  • The Jewish community of Houston has selected By Fire, By Water  as its Community Read for 2010 - 2011.

8 / 2010

9 / 2010

  • I was thrilled with novelist / book critic Matt Beynon Rees's review of "By Fire, By Water" in Ha'aretz. Rees reads like a writer -- and a highly intelligent one at that. He understood my intent, in terms both of aesthetic and content, and he brilliantly relates BY FIRE, BY WATER to the contemporary world.

10 / 2010

  • Philadelphia Inquirer: "By Fire, By Water" delves into key moment in Jewish history"

12 / 2010