Shrayer in new anthology, Tablet

newdiasporaThe title story of Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer’s acclaimed 2009 collection, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, has been published in a major anthology of Jewish American fiction. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Wayne State University Press, 2015) features 36 stories by some of the leading names in contemporary fiction, including Edith Pearlman, Francine Prose, Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander. According to the publisher, the anthology “celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory.” Shrayer’s story follows Jake Glaz, a young Jewish man baffled by the prospect of intermarriage to a Catholic woman. After realizing neither he nor she will convert, Jake leaves the United States to spend Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, a “beautiful place for a Jew to atone.”  Read more in the Boston College Chronicle | Shrayer also has written a piece for Tablet Magazine, titled “Ahlabustin, or Russians in Punta Cana.”

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