1. Eldra Don and Other Yiddish Short Stories [Eldra Don un andere mayses], Three Sisters Press: Rowen, Wales, 1992, 191 pp (seven short stories). Online.
2. The Flat Peak. Tales of the Province of Vilna [Der flakher shpits. Mayses fun Vilner gubernye], Three sisters Press: Rowen, Wales, 1993, 188 pp. (seven short stories). Online.
3. Tales of the Misnagdim of Vilna Province [Misnagdishe mayses fun Vilner gubernye], Yerusholaymer Almanach Press: Oxford & Jerusalem, 1996, 204 pp. (ten short stories). Online.
4. Einstein from Svir and Other Yiddish Short Stories [Aynshteyn fun Svir un andere dertseylungen], Leyvik Publishing House (with National Authority for Yiddish Culture and World Jewish Congress International Yiddish Center in Vilnius): Tel Aviv, 2020 (2019), 227 pp. (12 short stories).
Translations in Book Form
ENGLISH 1: The City in the Moonlight. Stories from the Old-Time Lithuanian Jews. Translated by Barnett Zumoff, KTAV Publishing House: Jersey City, NJ, 2012,, 138 pp. (13 short stories) Online.
ENGLISH 2: Pride and Joy from Benjamin and Other Short Stories. Translated by Barnett Zumoff. Ready for the press but unpublished (10 short stories, 5 set in London, 5 in New York).
GERMAN: Ostjüdische Geschichten aus dem alten Litauen. Translated by Melitta Depner, SALO LiteraturVERLAG: München, 2012, 329 pp. (11 short stories).
ITALIAN: Noah Anshel dell’altro mondo. Introduzione e traduzione de Erri De Luca, Libreria Dante & Descartes: Naples 2012, 47 pp (one short story in the original Yiddish and Italian translation).
RUSSIAN: Translation of a collection in progress by Julia Rets (St. Petersburg).
Awards for Yiddish Fiction
1994: Hirsh Rosenfeld Award in Yiddish Literature, Canadian Jewish Congress (Montreal).
1995: Chaim Grade Award in Yiddish Culture, Congress for Jewish Culture (New York).
1996: Chaim Zhitlovsky Award and Medal, Zhitlovsky Foundation (New York).
1997: Manger Prize in Yiddish Literature (Tel Aviv).
2000: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award (New York).
2020: Leyb Rubinlicht Award in Yiddish Literature, Leyvik House (Tel Aviv).
Note 1: Individual stories have appeared in periodicals in Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian translation. Several of these are linked on the author’s website.
Note: 2: A number of Yiddish short stories by the author have not yet appeared in any collection.
Updated: Jan. 2021