Allegra Goodman, the author of six novels, grew up in Honolulu, studied English and philosophy at Harvard University and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her most recent novel The Cookbook Collector was one of The New Yorker’s favourite books of 2010
Books by Allegra Goodman
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Allegra Goodman recommends the best Jewish Fiction
Jewish literature doesn’t have to be written by Jews, says the novelist, but it does have to speak to the Jewish experience. She tells us about the Jewish writing, from Chaim Potok to George Eliot, that means the most to her.