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Unorthodox Ep. 138: Ruby Namdar on 'The Ruined House'; Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Philip Roth

4 monthes ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

This week on Unorthodox, Liel's still wearing his grand marshal sash from the Celebrate Israel parade. For our first book-club episode, we talk to Israeli-born writer Ruby Namdar about his ambitious second book , The Ruined House , which won Israel's most prestigious literary award, the Sapir Prize, and was recently translated into English. The book is set in New York City, where he's lived for the past 18 years, and follows a charming and successful professor named Andrew P. Cohen as he descends into a peculiar kind of madness. Ruby tells us why he made his protagonist such a specific...
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