The New Conversational Anarchist
May 21, 2010
I'm back home after a successful and very fun book launch in Toronto. It was great to see so many familiar faces that I have not seen in a long time. It almost felt like a high school reunion.
The first two reviews of my collection of stories also came out this week from the Globe and Mail and the Canadian Jewish News.
Here's a sample of what they had to say:
"Papernick writes about Jewish tradition from the inside with an insider's comprehension of its quirks and contradictions in a prose style tinged with dark humor and irreverence. Comparisons have aptly been made with Nathan Englander and Bernard Malamud...Papernick is nothing if not a literary iconoclast keen on exploding our ideas, ideals and conceptions about ourselves and others."
Canadian Jewish News
“Papernick excels at setting a scene, blending place and dialogue to bring us quickly into the space of each story..."The Miracle Birth" offers a magical realist tale of an Israeli girl whose virgin pregnancy is discovered when she is six years old. The story may be a fable for modern Jewry." The Globe and Mail
More to come soon.
May 9, 2010
It looks like Boston-based blogger, Thomas Gagnon wins the award for first to write about my new collection of short stories There Is No Other. And he liked what he read. Check out his thoughts at: http://thomasgagnon.blogspot.com/
May 5, 2010
I had taken the blog down for a while thinking I would try the blog on Amazon.com instead, however it seems that that is not a real blog since people are not able to comment and older posts are not available to read. So, reader, I'm back.
There Is No Other is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Please order early and often. If you like the book, please post a comment on Amazon.com and let me know and I will send you a free copy of my novel Who by Fire, Who by Blood. My wife would like to have her closet space back , and you would be doing me a great service. More to come soon. I promise.