Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is the author of four novels, White Houses, Lucky Us, Away and Love Invents Us; three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, (all published in one volume as Rowing to Eden); and a collection of essays, Normal. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University. She lives in Connecticut. Image cr. Elena Seibert
Writing Workshop

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug–Mark Twain

This workshop was about getting it right: the word, the phrase and the sentence. It was about the art and craft involved in each word and image chosen and the relentless care and occasional leap that getting it right requires.

In Search of Happiness
Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent and an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled ...
The Human Condition

We were delighted to launch two great works of fiction: Amy Bloom’s Where the God of Love Hangs Out and So Much for That, by the author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver.

The two American authors discussed love in and outside marriage, families tested by illness, unconventional relations, social constraints and the universal yearning for happiness; themes they treat with their usual intelligence and insightfulness

Love & Loss
New York Times bestseller Amy Bloom has won international acclaim for her novels, essays, children’s books and short stories, with Roddy Doyle calling her “one of the USA’s most consistently brilliant writers”. Her powerful new non-fiction work, In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss is an illuminating story of two people whose love and shared life experiences led them to find a courageous way to part—and of a woman’s struggle to go forward in the fa...
JBW 2022 Digipass
Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50. Including: Mourning & Evening – Monday 28 February 1pm GMT From burials to sitting shiva, join the authors of two intriguing new books on how Jewish communities mark death. Nessa Rapoport, author of Preparing for Sabbath and A Women’s Book of Grieving, returns with Evening: A Novel, with a Jewish family mourning the death of one of two sisters. ...