By Moment Magazine today. It was a finalist in the annual Moment Magazine Karma Foundation Short Jewish Fiction contest. If all goes as planned it will end up, in a slightly different form, as a chapter in the book that will follow my novel out in 2014. Story can be found here.
To Penguin Press. The title as of now is The Mathematician’s Shiva. What’s it about? A genius, educated in Soviet Russia and living in Madison, Wisconsin, dies. Her family and a group of emigre mathematicians who idolize her descend upon her funeral and stay for her shiva. The result is delightful chaos. There’s math, Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Hebrew. I decided to be nice and include some English as well. It will be published sometime in the fall of 2014.