Dorothee van Tenderloo

Dorothee van Tenderloo is a freelance translator and literary critic specialising in 20th century Yiddish, Hebrew and European Jewish literature.

A Yiddish Sister Revealed: Dafna Clifford, Dorothee van Tenderloo
Esther Kreitman was the talented elder sister of Isaac Bashevis and Israel Joshua Singer. She was the first of her siblings to write, and the inspiration for I B Singer’s story Yentl. But she had to defy her orthodox Hasidic family to pursue her own career in writing. In this session to mark the launch of Blitz and Other Stories, the first translation of Yikhes, a collection of short stories set in the war-torn East End and the shtet...