In May I posted on 18 writers.
12 are living, 6 deceased
11 are women, 7 men
12 made a first appearance in The Reading Life, 6 are old friends
Countries of Residence of Authors
USA - 8
Uk - 3
Poland - 2
Ireland - 2
India - 1
Canada - 1
Column 1 (from the left)
- David Cesarani UK. Noted Holocaust Historian
- Cynthia Oznick U.S.A
- Helen Maryles Shackman. U.S.A Author They Were Like Family to Me, Multi Award winning writer
- Janet H Swinney. UK. Frequently featured writer.
- Roshell Wiprinsky. Ukraine. Yiddish Short Story Writer
- Charles Zachariah Goldberg. Poland. Yiddish Short Stories
- Elaine Castillo. U.S.A. Author America is not in The Heart
- Tobias Wolff. U.S.A
- Henry Roth U.S.A Call it Sleep
- Madhurssree Mukerjee India. Author Churchill”s Secret War on India
- Ethel Rohan. Ireland, author of The Weight of Him, and Three Collections of Short Stories
- David Bellos. USA. Biographer and translator of Georges Perec
- Jaki McCarrick. Ireland. Distinguished multi genre writer
- Issac Singer. Poland, 1978 Nobel Prize Winner, Yiddish Writer
- Mavis Gallant. Canada
- Imogen Hermes Gower. UK Author The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
- Lillian Faderman. USA. Author Harvey Milk His Lives and Death, authority on LGBTQ history in America
- Steven Zipperstein. USA. A Leading authority on the history of Eastern European and Russian Jewish History.
Blog Stats for May 2018
Page Views Since Inception. 5,255,469
Three Most Viewed Posts for the Month
- “Real Durban” by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Paul Celan A Short Story and a Poem
- “A Wife’s Letter” by Ravindranath Tagore
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I brought my blog into full compliance with European Privacy Law.
I am proud this month to have been allowed to publish a wonderful original short story by Jaki McCarrick. My thanks to her.
I added two works to the Autodidactic Corner, both works on Jewish history.
I offer my great thanks to Max u for the Amazon Gifts cards that have enriched my reading experience.
I thank all who take the time to leave comments.
To a large extent, more of the same. I will continue looking for new to me short story writers. I see no end to my fascination for Yiddish Literature and Holocaust history and fiction. I will, I hope, read two American classics in June, Tender is the Night and Moby Dick. I have several European classics in my read soon list.
Book Review Policy.
To publicists and authors, I am very open as to what I’m willing to post upon so if you want my readers to know of a work contact me.
To my fellow book bloggers, keep blogging no matter what. If you are very busy or are undergoing difficult times, just blog once a month. My blog helped me get through a long dark period. It makes me feel much less alone to know there are millions of those into the reading life out there somewhere.