Joseph Skibell is no stranger when it comes to accolades and awards. Recently, his novel A Curable Romantic won the prestigious Sami Rohr Choice Award (which comes with a $25,000 grand prize). So how do you top that honor? You watch your hit novel A Blessing on the Moon get turned into an opera. Skibell,Continue reading

Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back together again. Last Seen by Jacqueline Jones Lamon: Sometimes poetry can take us somewhere that fiction just can’t. These poemsContinue reading

“I fell in love with Emma Eckstein the moment I saw her from the fourth gallery of the Carl Theater, and this was also the night I met Sigmund Freud.” So begins Joseph Skibell’s absorbing and wildly imaginative new novel, A Curable Romantic, now out in paperback (excerpt below). We’ve set aside three copies forContinue reading

When I first read Joseph Skibell’s A Curable Romantic last fall, I knew Algonquin had a winner on its hands. On vacation with my in-laws-to-be, I continuously snuck away to read Joseph’s novel, which ensnared me with its depiction of Sigmund Freud! Vienna! Sex-starved dybbuks! So, it comes as little surprise that Joseph was recentlyContinue reading

Last week in group therapy, people were complaining about the upcoming holidays. It was the seventh day of Hanukkah – that night, we’d be lighting the menorah for the last night – so I wasn’t sure what they meant. Upcoming holidays? — People often say things like, “Hanukkah is early this year,” when they shouldContinue reading

We’re continuing our celebration of Joseph Skibell Week: Leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) to enter to win copies of A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON. Both books are gorgeous specimens–phenomenal writing and beautiful jackets. . Today we feature an interviewContinue reading