Halah author: David Stromberg
David Stromberg is a writer, translator, and literary scholar based in Jerusalem. He is author of four cartoon collections, including Baddies, and two critical studies – Narrative Faith and Idiot Love – both exploring Fyodor’s Dostoevsky’s influence on modern literature. He has published fiction in Ambit, Atticus Review, and Call Me Brackets, nonfiction in The American Scholar, Entropy, and Speculative Nonfiction, and translations in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Conjunctions. He has also edited a children’s collection, In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times, and his collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s essays is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.
[Jerusalem is] the only place I’ve lived where my contact with other writers, artists, and journalists naturally crosses back and forth from professional to mundane matters.
“These circumstances led to all kinds of horror stories – one of which I’ll share today.”