Book cover of People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Hornby Dara Horn

Winner of the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish Life and Prac­tice

Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal, Chicago Public Library, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living. 

Renowned and beloved as a prizewinning novelist, Dara Horn has also been publishing penetrating essays since she was a teenager. Often asked by major publications to write on subjects related to Jewish culture—and increasingly in response to a recent wave of deadly antisemitic attacks—Horn was troubled to realize what all of these assignments had in common: she was being asked to write about dead Jews, never about living ones.

Interview with the Author

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Dara Horn on How Jewish History is Exploited to Flatter the Living
2/12/22          34 min

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Dara Horn | People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present
9/24/21           52 min

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Weekend Extra: Why ‘People Love Dead Jews’
11/7/21           54 min

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