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Here I Am

Editor, Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories From Around the World


Awarded the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award “to promote works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and to provide recognition for outstanding achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.”

“A premier collection of contemporary Jewish short stories from around the world, spanning six continents and twenty-four countries.” Published by The Jewish Publication Society and available from The University of Nebraska Press and Amazon, Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories From Around The World features stories by Cynthia Ozick, Allegra Goodman, Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Nadine Gordimer, Andre Aciman, A.B. Yehoshua and many other notable authors.

Critical reviews for Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories From Around The World


“A bedside gem”

“State of the Art in collections of Jewish stories… chock-filled with literary delights.”

“A must-have for all collections.”

“Once in a while, not often…a reader comes across a compilation that literally vibrates with intensity.”


Here I Am is remarkable for the breadth and variety of places and writers represented, with some surprising choices on both scores. It conveys a vividly fresh sense of cultural meaning of diaspora and should be of interest to a wide spectrum of readers.”


Robert Alter

Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley.


Kreuzlingen: The Secret Life of Freud’s Anna O., from The Girls of Jerusalem.

Available at Amazon Kindle eBook

Kreuzlingen: The Secret Life of Freud’s Anna O. is the extraordinary narrative of Bertha Pappenheim, a young Viennese woman who entered Bellevue sanatorium in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in July, l882 after a severe mental and physical breakdown while she was caring for her father who was dying. Diagnosed with a condition known as hysteria and identified only as Anna O. in the book Sigmund Freud wrote with her doctor, Josef Breuer, Studies on Hysteria, her real name and history were unknown until l953.

Kreuzlingen is a portrait of an unforgettable woman, the beginning of
psychoanalysis and a vanished era.

Other Publications

The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction

Writing Our Way Home


Shaking Eve's Tree


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