Tablet Magazine, which was launched online in 2009, rapidly became a central address for consumers of writing on Jewish news and culture.
In just seven years, it has been nominated for five National Magazine Awards and has won two. Last year, feeling frustrated and constrained by the Internet, Tablet’s editors decided to supplement their online offerings with a print magazine. At this reading, as Tablet publishes its fourth issue, the magazine will bring together some of its key contributors for a look back on its first year in print.
Paul Berman, Tablet’s critic at large, is the author of the books A Tale of Two Utopias, Terror and Liberalism, Power and the Idealists, and The Flight of the Intellectuals. His articles for Tablet’s print magazine have been about the A-students of ISIS, the poet Philip Levine, and the French thinker Alain Finkielkraut.
books include Four New Messages, Witz, A Heaven of Others, Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, and, most recently, Book of Numbers. For the summer issue of the magazine, Cohen traveled to Azerbaijan to visit the region’s Mountain Jews.
is the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent of which is the memoir The Old Woman and the City. For the most recent issue of the magazine, Gornick recalls a 1978 visit to Israel.
is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor at T:The New York Times Style Magazine. For Tablet’s third issue, she profiled surfing icon Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the inspiration behind Gidget.
was the star of feature film Son of Saul, winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A graduate of Budapest’s Academy of Drama and Film and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Röhrig wrote for Tablet's most recent issue about his night at the Oscars.
David Samuels, Tablet’s literary editor, has written for the magazine about Saltines, Obama and Hamilton, and Def Jam’s Rick Rubin.