Nine August Authors are living, nine have taken the Celestial Omnibus
Three are men, fifteen women
Nine were featured for the first time in August, nine are old friends
This month eight of the featured authors were immigrants. Seven writers from Eastern Europe of Ashkenazi heritage left to escape the Holocaust, six to the New York City area and one to Toronto.
Poland - 4
Uk - 4
Australia - 2
Denmark - 1
Bolivia - 1
France - 1
Ukraine - 1
Belarus - 1
Ireland - 1
Moldova - 1
- Eric Karpeles. Uk. Painter, biographer
- Suzanne Valadon, UK. Author Renoir’s Dancer
- Kate Grenville. Australia. Author Secret River, Sarah Thornhill
- Shauna Gillian. Ireland. Author of Happiness Comes from Nowhere, often featured on The Reading Life.
- Celia Dropkin. Belarus. Yiddish writer. Moved to New York City. Highly regarded poet and short story author
- Janet H Swinney. UK. Featured numerous times on The Reading Life. Amazing short stories
- Rikudah Potash. Yiddish Writer. Poland. Immigrated to Israel. Short stories mostly set in Israel.
- Shirley Hazzard. Australia. Author Transit of Venus, The Great Fire and other multi-genre works. Now on my read all I can list.
- Blume Lempel. Yiddish Writer. Born in Ukraine, left there for Paris where she lived for ten years, then moved in New York City just in time to escape the Holocaust. I love her short stories
- Kadia Molodowsky. Poland. Moved to NYC. Poet, Short story writer. Yiddish
- Jan Schwarz. Denmark. Historian of Yiddish culture
- Heather Fowler. U.S.A. Author Beautiful Ape Girl Baby, four Short Story Collections. I am following her work closely.
- Rachel Korn. Yiddish Writer. Poland, then to Sweden, then NYC
- Rebecca Lloyd. UK. Featured in a Q and A on The Reading Life, frequently featured
- Honore de Balzac. France.
- Yente Mash. Moldova. Yiddish writer. Looks very much like my paternal grandmother.
- Liliana Colanzi. Bolivia. Dark Short Stories. Two collections in Spanish
- Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn. Yiddish author. Poland. Immigrated to Toronto
August Blog Stats
5,359,641 page views since inception
3393 posts on line
Of the nine most viewed posts, six are pre-WWII Short Stories by authors from The Phillipines, three are by Indian authors.
Top Visitor Home Countries for August were The Phillipines, U.S.A, India, Indonesia, France, UK, Cambodia and Brazil. It is gratifying to see lots of visitors from Indonesia, Cambodia, and Brazil. All making their first appearances in this list.
Books I read in August but did not post upon.
- Yiddish Civilazation The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation Paul Kriwaczek. Decent introduction.
- The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante. I Will probably post once i complete the full series of four.
Future Plans for September - basically more of The same
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