Summer Literary Seminars, Montreal

Summer Literary Seminars, Montreal

Summer Literary Seminars, Vilnius

Summer Literary Seminars, Vilnius

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney has received a 2019 Christopher Award.

Now in its 70th year, the Christopher Awards are given to movies, television and books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.

More Press (Click on links)

On the radio:

Innovation Hub: Listen

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

WHYY The Pulse: Listen

WGN Chicago Late Night with Rick Kogan: Listen

“Made in the Middle” KIOS Omaha Public Radio with Emily Chen-Newton: Listen

On TV:

WTTW, PBS Chicago: Watch

In print:

The New York Times

The New Yorker

The Chicago Tribune

The Times of London

New York Post

The Times of Israel

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Daily Mail (UK)

Omaha World-Herald

Real Simple

Jewish Book Council

The Forward


LitHub with Jane Ciabattari

On the Seawall interview with Marion Winik

Stay Thirsty Magazine interview with Stephen Jay Griffel

Excerpt in the Coil

Caroline Leavitt blog

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