If you speak Yiddish, or even if you don’t, you can hear me talking to Mark David about Opatoshu and the Indiegogo campaign on his popular Yiddish radio show, Yiddish Web, tonight, May 8, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. EDT. Just click the link and press “listen live” once you get there. http://www.yiddishvoice.com
This category includes both interviews with Wex and interviews by Wex.
It’s been awfully quiet on this website of late. That’s because Wex is busy writing his new book on Jewish food. However, this Monday you will have a chance to see him live at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. The event, entitled “Heartburn is History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food” is free and takes place at the Harbourfront [...]
At Klezkamp last December Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz as part of the Wexler Oral History Project for the Yiddish Book Center. In this short clip he tells the story of how Esther Shumiatcher, a Yiddish poet from Calgary, funded her career through the sale of cowboy hats.
Back in February Wex was interviewed by Doris Epstein on Mensch Life about his new novel The Frumkiss Family Business. If you are reading this blog post in your email – please click on the link to see the video. Michael Wex appears on Mensch Life from Marilla Wex on Vimeo.
Recently Wex was interviewed by Emily Landau for the Arty Semite blog in The Forward. These are the results. Michael Wex is best known for his acerbic, authoritative books on Yiddish language and culture, but in this fall’s The Frumkiss Family Business he has turned his attention to fiction. The sprawling novel is a farcical [...]