Writings & Stuff


Here are links to some short stories, essays, profiles, reviews (both by me and about my work), as well as a handful of interviews with me.

Short Stories

"The End of Larry's Wallet"

"Silver and Blue"

"The Saddest Writer in America"


''Right About Now: The Unique Power of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood"

"Breaking Bad and the Precarious Pleasures of Good TV"

"The Ironic Majesty of Bossa Nova Or How Ike Quebec Helped Me Write a Novel for Children"

"Jeffrey Eugenides’ Killer Advice"

"The Fear of Getting it Wrong, The Sound of Getting it Right"

"The Place and Problem of the Witness in 'Waltz With Bashir'"

"The Paragraph that Changed My Life: On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous"

"On the Occasion of Uri Grossman’s Death"

Reviews and Profiles

"Personal Complexity Amid Global Anxiety," Richard Eder's review of my short story collection in the New York Times

"Anomie of the People," Profile of me and my novel Captives in Time Out New York

"Todd Hasak-Lowy Writes For Kids and Hits the Mark," Profile of me and my novel 33 Minutes in the Chicago Tribune

"How an Acclaimed U.S. Author Became a Pitch-Perfect Hebrew Translator," Profile of me in Ha-aretz

"A Tragedy of the Most Ironic Sort," my review of Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

"S. Yizhar’s Khirbet Khizah" my review of Yizhar's important 1949 novella


At Advice to Writers.com

From the Litopia Podcast (about Dror Burstein’s Netanya, among other things)

A relatively old interview with the wonderful Erika Dreifus

About writing Somewhere There is Still a Sun