Summer Literary Seminars,  Montreal 

Summer Literary Seminars,  Montreal 

 Summer Literary Seminars, Vilnius

Summer Literary Seminars, Vilnius

Press (Click on links)

On the radio:

Good Books Radio, hosted by Dr. W. F. Strong  PBS radio stations: Listen

WHYY The Pulse: Listen

In print:

The New York Times

The Times of London

New York Post


Daily Mail (UK)  


Omaha World-Herald

Real Simple

Jewish Book Council

The Forward

Excerpt in the Coil

Caroline Leavitt blog

LitHub with Jane Ciabattari

The Refresh

  • The Quivering Pen--"The first time I dug up history"
  • The Vintage News—"in 1903, a very strange sideshow opened for business on Coney Island...."
  • Jewish Journal--Seven Books to Keep on Your Summer Reading radar
  • New York Magazine—"If you look deeply enough, go under the facts and look for meaning and resonance, that's where everybody has a story."
  • "The Accidental Memoir"—"My possessions seem to hold some intangible residue of the places I've been and the people I've loved, and together they tell my life story...."
  • The Nervous Breakdown (review)—"Raffel is still constellating, still pinpointing radiant instants..."
  • An interview in Transatlantica—"I think much 'realistic' writing offers a window onto a reality that is only about an inch deep; my view is that reality is much deeper and weirder than anything we can comprehend logically, through linear narration and clear character motivation."
  • The Huffington Post—Further Adventures on HuffPo