Hello, friends. As you can imagine, it’s not easy to find the words to describe what we’re going through these days as a country and as a people. This Friday afternoon, I finally found a few. I tapped out the following poem on my phone as I finished preparing for Shabbat, and posted it on […]
Hello, lovely friends. I know it’s been forever. I just wanted to check in to let you know that my family and I are safe, and to share a few thoughts. Three years ago I published a novel called Disengagement that explores an important and often overlooked event in Israeli history. In my author’s note, […]
That time I appeared on the front page of the New York Times
After some COVID-related delays, including (as I mentioned in a previous update) the narrator getting stuck in another state (!) and needing to set up a whole new studio to finish recording the last few chapters, I am delighted to tell you that the audiobook of By Light of Hidden Candles is now available for […]
Last week was the 15th anniversary of the disengagement from Gaza on the Hebrew calendar. In light of its relevance, I was honored to have the opportunity to speak to Jessica Steinberg of The Times of Israel and Rav Mike Feuer, host of the podcast The Jewish Story, about my new novel, Disengagement. Here’s an […]
A collection of songs that inspired me while writing Disengagement.
Many thanks to all who attended Sunday’s virtual launch party via FB Live! For those of you who missed it, or those of you who got cut out due to technical issues, you can view either the full hour-long video of the event here (with disruptions and technical issues edited out): Or a 16-minute summary […]
Hello there. I hope this finds you healthy and safe, wherever in the world you may be. Here in Israel we are more or less in lockdown, with all schools, non-essential businesses, and borders closed, and citizens ordered to stay at home. I have the enormous fortune of being able to work from home for […]
Dear Daniella’s subscribers, I am told it is a sacred tradition for the characters of a Daniella Levy novel to announce the release of their own book. I conducted my own research on the matter and discovered that this has only been done once. “Tradition” is therefore something of an exaggeration in this context. However, […]
All right, friends, the first order of business is that the paperback edition Disengagement is now available for pre-order from all the usual suspects: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, etc. (I think my publisher is still working on the ebook situation, but hopefully it will be available for pre-order soon.) You will notice that […]
With only 26 days to launch, my upcoming novel Disengagement is (FINALLY) available for pre-order via my publisher, Kasva Press, and their new distributor, Casemate IPM! The search for a new distributor has caused a little chaos and explains why it’s taken so long to get the book up for pre-order. But for you, my […]
Well, dear friends, the advance review copies of Disengagement have arrived! At my publishers’, that is. I’m not expecting to get my hands on any of these; I’m hoping they all find their way to Very Fancy Reviewers who will subsequently be bedazzled by my literary prowess. Or at least not throw the book across […]
You have no idea how long I’ve been dying to share this news!!! I am so excited to tell you that my publisher and I have signed a contract with MB Publishing granting them the rights to produce an audiobook of By Light of Hidden Candles. MB Publishing originally contacted Kasva Press to discuss the […]
I did a MyHeritage DNA test, and the results were not what I expected!
Video of my reading at the arc-26 launch in Jerusalem
Hello lovely people! Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be appearing at the launch of the 26th issue of arc, literary journal of the Israel Association of Writers in English, this coming Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm at the Abraham Hostel in downtown Jerusalem. I’ll be reading the two poems of mine that appear […]
My next novel is scheduled for publication in November 2019!
Hey Denver people, heads up! I’ll be giving a talk at the BMH Library on Shabbat afternoon, January 26th, at 3:40pm, on the Spanish Jews of the past and present and how I incorporated my research on this topic into By Light of Hidden Candles. Because it’s Shabbat, there will be no book-signing or Powerpoint or photos or videos […]
I’m going to share a state secret with you: speaking with strangers on the phone is way up there on the list of Things That Terrify Me, somewhere in between “nuclear Holocaust” and “bank statements.” (The distance between those two items on the list is shorter than you might imagine.) But I believe in doing […]
Last Sunday, I had the privilege of attending the premiere performance of a new musical co-written by Avital Macales and Sharon Katz: Hidden: The Secret Jews of Spain. View this post on Instagram All right, ladies, let's see your take. 😉 #openingnight #hiddenthemusical A post shared by Daniella Levy (@daniellalevy.author) on Nov 11, 2018 at 9:55am […]