Ilan Stavans Discusses Kafka's Leopards

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, writes in the Jewish Daily Forward about his friend, Brazilian-Jewish author Moacyr Scliar, and his book Kafka’s Leopards. “Readers are likely to witness the repositioning of one of the most versatile Jewish authors of the 20th century, from the periphery of culture … to the place where he belongs: center stage,” Stavans writes about Scliar, who died last year, and whose body of work is finally making its way into English translations.

Jewish Daily Forward: Jewish Picture Books: A Magical Mixture

A new exhibit, “Monsters and Miracles: A Journey Through Jewish Picture Books,” opening in Los Angeles on April 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center, presents a chronological and historical context of how the Jewish picture book has evolved. Exhibit co-curator Ilan Stavans, Amherst College’s Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and a contributing editor at the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper spoke with a reporter about the show in a lengthy Q&A.

Jewish Daily Forward: On Becoming a "Beaner"

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish) and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, penned this piece on his background and coming to terms with who he is.

Ilán Stavans on His New Books, Plays, Hebrew Language

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and FiveCollege 40th Anniversary Professor at AmherstCollege, discussed two of his new books and a play in stories in the San Antonio Express News, Jewish Daily Forward, Los Angeles Times,