Ellen Kushner

"I'm learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."*

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Need one perfect last-minute Chanukah present?
Give a download of THE WITCHES OF LUBLIN directly from Audible.com - no muss, no fuss!
I wrote it the script with klezmer greats Elizabeth Schwartz & Yale Strom, who also provide an extra hour of fabulous music!  Reviews include:
In a story at once tragic, mystically uplifting, and historically accurate, Tovah Feldshuh plays a widowed Jewish woman in eighteenth-century Poland who, with her daughters and granddaughter, defies tradition by performing music for non-Jews at a nearby town to earn money for Passover provisions. The all-star cast includes Simon Jones as a tyrannical nobleman and Barbara Rosenblat as the self-righteous wife of a butcher. Neil Gaiman portrays the nobleman’s son, who falls in love with the nightingale-voiced granddaughter (Elizabeth Boskey) and requests that the four women perform at his coming-of-age party. With its powerful performances—woven with Yale Strom’s music, touching script, and outstanding direction, THE WITCHES OF LUBLIN is a story that will leave listeners both haunted and inspired. —AudioFile Magazine
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist 
Beautiful perfect amazing art by Ilene Winn-Lederer.

Need one perfect last-minute Chanukah present?

Give a download of THE WITCHES OF LUBLIN directly from Audible.com - no muss, no fuss!

I wrote it the script with klezmer greats Elizabeth Schwartz & Yale Strom, who also provide an extra hour of fabulous music!  Reviews include:

In a story at once tragic, mystically uplifting, and historically accurate, Tovah Feldshuh plays a widowed Jewish woman in eighteenth-century Poland who, with her daughters and granddaughter, defies tradition by performing music for non-Jews at a nearby town to earn money for Passover provisions. The all-star cast includes Simon Jones as a tyrannical nobleman and Barbara Rosenblat as the self-righteous wife of a butcher. Neil Gaiman portrays the nobleman’s son, who falls in love with the nightingale-voiced granddaughter (Elizabeth Boskey) and requests that the four women perform at his coming-of-age party. With its powerful performances—woven with Yale Strom’s music, touching script, and outstanding direction, THE WITCHES OF LUBLIN is a story that will leave listeners both haunted and inspired. —AudioFile Magazine

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist 

Beautiful perfect amazing art by Ilene Winn-Lederer.

Filed under Witches of Lublin Neil Gaiman Klezmer Jewish history Women's history Magic realist historical feminist shtetl musical drama

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