24. May 2013 · Comments Off on Short story, The Muskie, published · Categories: Short Story News

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.

21. May 2013 · Comments Off on Novel is sold · Categories: Math Shiva News

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.