Season 01, Episode 05: Molly Antopol – Telling the Stories of The UnAmericans

the unamericans

This week I meet up with author Molly Antopol. Molly Antopol’s debut story collection, The UnAmericans, won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation and the Ribalow Prize. The book was longlisted for the National Book Award; was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the California Book Award, and others; and will be published in seven countries. Her writing has appeared widely and won a 2015 O. Henry Prize. She is the recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, where she currently teaches.

We chat about her book, The UnAmericans, her favorite authors, Israel, and the complexities of the immigrant experience.


Episode notes:

Intro Music: Im Ein Ani Li, Ross M. Levy

Outro Music: When I Get to the Border, Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson

2 thoughts on “Season 01, Episode 05: Molly Antopol – Telling the Stories of The UnAmericans

  1. ilana shazor

    שלום, מאוד נהנתי מהתוכנית. מעניין שאצלכם מתייחסים לדור הראשון כמהגרים ואילו בישראל מתייחסים אליהם כ”עולם”. אספתי סיפורים של נשים מהודו בישראל ושםעסקנו בהגירה אבל קיבלנו ביקורת על המילה הזו.

    מקווה שהספר של מולי יתפרסם בקרוב.

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