His first short story collection, Dancing on Tisha B’Av, won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Debut Fiction category at the 3rd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990
Reuben Steinberg May 19, 1954 New York City, New York. His first short story collection, Dancing on Tisha B’Av, won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Debut Fiction category at the 3rd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990. He was also nominated for Lambdas in the Gay Fiction category at the 5th Lambda Literary Awards in 1992 for his novel Winter Eyes, in the Spirituality category.
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When Lev Raphael published the controversial story collection Dancing on Tisha B’Av, he broke new ground in the publishing world
When Lev Raphael published the controversial story collection Dancing on Tisha B’Av, he broke new ground in the publishing world. In a book that won him international acclaim, Raphael opened the door to a new kind of American Jewish fiction.
Raphael's Dancing on Tisha B'Av is worth a read, particularly for gay Jews and those around them who are struggling to reconcile their Gay and Jewish identities. As individual stories the writings are wonderful reflections on identity and the reactions of others to those identities. As a collection, however, the stories become repetitious and lose some of their power.
In 1990, Lev Raphael published Dancing on Tisha B’Av, a collection of short fiction that wove together Jewish and gay themes. He has since followed up his award-winning debut with two dozen more books-novels, essays, mysteries, and memoirs, often focusing on life as a child of Holocaust survivors. To mark the 25th anniversary of Raphael’s groundbreaking debut, we present that book’s title story. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
Writing a Jewish Life chronicles novelist Lev Raphael's struggle to claim both his religious and sexual identities, and the happiness he. .Many of these stories were collected in his award-winning book, Dancing on Tisha B'Av.
Writing a Jewish Life chronicles novelist Lev Raphael's struggle to claim both his religious and sexual identities, and the happiness he subsequently found. Until he reached his mid-20s, the author felt alienated from other Jews, ambivalent about his homosexuality; or as he puts it, "twice strange. in each, different, lesser, ashamed. Raphael is the author of 13 other books including two novels about survivors, Winter Eyes and The German Money, and a collection of Jewish memoirs and essays, Journeys & Arrivals; and nine other books.
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A winner of the Lambda Literary Award, among many prizes, his short works have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the star-packed Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) A Jewish American Writer (Schocken/Random House). The author of a popular mystery series, he performs all over the country and hosts a weekly book show on NPR. Short Stories Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.