Skip to main content


Joshua Cohen reads from Witz

Stop Smiling and Dalkey Archive Press present readings by Joshua Cohen, author of Witz (Dalkey) and Jesse Ball, author of Samedi the Deafness and The Way Through Doors (Vintage). Q&A with Joshua Cohen follows.

Witz by Joshua Cohen: On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government.

Joshua Cohen was born in 1980 in New Jersey. He is the author of five books, including the novels Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto and A Heaven of Others. Cohen's essays have appeared in Forward, Nextbook, The Believer, and Harper's. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Recorded Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Stop Smiling Storefront.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.