Have I Got a Story for You: More than a Century of Fiction from the Forward, is a unique collection of 42 stories published by America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, in English for the first time.

Founded in 1897, the Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the U.S., brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with sundry comforts such as comic strips and noodle kugel recipes.

It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction-writers of all time, like Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, celebrated Forward editor Abraham Cahan, and Roshelle Weprinsky.

A critic-at-large at the Forward, Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York.

The book, published by W.W. Norton, was a finalist for the
2016 National Jewish Book Award.