David Stromberg

David Stromberg is a writer, translator, and literary scholar whose recent work has appeared in Speculative Nonfiction, EastWest Literary Forum, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. His latest book is A Short Inquiry into the End of the World, and his edited collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer's essays will be published in May. He was born in Israel, grew up in Los Angeles, and lives in Jerusalem.

The Whole World in His Hands

What a digital restoration of the most expensive painting ever sold tells us about beauty, authenticity, and the fragility of existence

by David Stromberg | Thursday, June 15, 2023

Once Upon Another Fraught Time …

The power of Yiddish children’s literature

by David Stromberg | Thursday, June 02, 2022

Putin’s Gambit

What if Russia’s motives in Ukraine are even more insidious than we think?

by David Stromberg | Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Remaking a Killing

How a brutal double homicide in 19th-century France enflamed the imagination of a great Russian novelist

by David Stromberg | Monday, November 01, 2021

Night Train to Riga

Two stories of love, heartbreak, and escape

by David Stromberg | Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Real Reality Principle

Our actions, or inactions, have consequences that we can never truly know

by David Stromberg | Saturday, February 27, 2021

Coronavirus in the Shadow of the Holocaust

When we look at the pandemic raging around us, do we really know what it is we’re witnessing?

by David Stromberg | Saturday, August 29, 2020