Bestselling fiction author and essayist Dara Horn discusses her new nonfiction book People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present with Andrew Lapin, Managing Editor for Local News for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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Prizewinning novelist Dara Horn has been publishing penetrating essays since she was a teenager. Often asked to write on subjects related to Jewish culture and antisemitism, Horn was troubled to realize what all of these assignments had in common: she was being asked to write about dead Jews. Throughout this book of essays Horn challenges the reader to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with death, and so little respect for Jewish lives unfolding in the present. This book is a startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living.