Past Authors

Some Past HBI Conversations Authors:

Dara Horn, winner of Jewish Book Award, "All Other Nights"
Lucette Lugnado, winner of the 2009 Sami Rohr Prize, “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit”
Tova Mirvis, author of “The Outside World”
Anita Diamant, author of “The Red Tent” and “Day After Night”
Zoe Heller, author of “The Believers”
Sherre Hirsch, author of “We Plan, God Laughs”
Abigail Progrebin, author of “Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish”
Farideh Goldin, author of “Wedding Song”
Rabbi Jamie Korngold, author of “God in the Wilderness: Rediscovering the Spirituality of the Great Outdoors with the Adventure Rabbi”
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich Roberta Rich, author of "The Midwife of Venice"
Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg Deby Eisenberg, author of "Pictures of the Past"
I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits Anouk Markovits, author of "I am Forbidden"
Breaking and Entering by Eileen Pollack Eileen Pollack, author of "Breaking and Entering"
The Bookseller's Sonnets by Andi Rosenthal Andi Rosenthal, author of "The Bookseller's Sonnets"
Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman Alice Hoffman, author of "Dovekeepers"
Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman Edith Pealrman, author of "Binocular Vision"
By Blood by Ellen Ullman Ellen Ullman, author of "By Blood"
The Forgetting River by Doreen Carvajal Doreen Carvajal, author of "The Forgetting River"
Standing By Alison Buckholtz, author of "Standing By"
The Blind Eye Marcia Fine, author of "The Blind Eye"
Jerusalem Maiden Talia Carner, author of “Jerusalem Maiden”
The Ambassador's Daughter Pam Jenoff, the author of "The Ambassador's Daughter"
Through the Door of Life Joy Ladin, author of “Through the Door of Life”
Drawing in the Dust Zoe Klein, author of "Drawing in the Dust
In the Land of Israel: My Family 1809-1949 Nitza Rosovsky, author of "In the Land of Israel: My Family 1809-1949"
The Secret of the Nightingale Palace Dana Sachs, author of "The Secret of the Nightingale Palace"
The Innocents Francesca Segal, author of "The Innocents"
The New Persian Kitchen Louisa Shafia, author of "The New Persian Kitchen"
Crossing Cairo Ruth Sohn, author of "Crossing Cairo"
The Tin Horse Janice Steinberg, author of "The Tin Horse"
The Making of Markova Tina Sutton, author of "The Making of Markova"
The Watchmaker's Daughter Sonia Taitz, author of "The Watchmaker's Daughter"
The Golem and the Jinni Helene Wecker, author of "The Golem and the Jinni"
See the list of current authors.

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