The Forgotten Singer, with Ezra Glinter

Join us for a free virtual talk on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Despite being the older sister, and literary predecessor, of two of the most famous Yiddish writers of the twentieth century, Esther Kreitman has remained relatively obscure. While her brothers Israel Joshua and Isaac Bashevis Singer won prizes and renown, she lived apart from the rest of the family, suffered through an unhappy marriage, struggled to earn a living, and quietly turned out a small collection of novels and short stories that are only beginning to get recognition.

Join us for a virtual conversation on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET with Ezra Glinter. Glinter will discuss The Forgotten Singer: The Exiled Sister of I. J. and Isaac Bashevis Singer by Maurice Carr. 

Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2023 Great Jewish Books Club

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Ezra Glinter is the senior staff writer and editor at the Yiddish Book Center. Ezra is an award-winning writer, editor, translator, and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ezra attended McGill University and New York University, where he received a master’s degree from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in 2011. For five years Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the Forward newspaper, where he edited Have I Got a Story for You, a landmark anthology of Yiddish fiction in translation. In addition to the Forward, Ezra’s writing has appeared in the New RepublicThe Boston GlobeThe Los Angeles TimesThe Paris ReviewThe Walrus Magazine, and the National Post, among other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, for Yale University Press.