A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, sometimes surreal, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today.
In 1945, an American G.I. mails home a Japanese flag. Fifty years later, his daughter unfolds the past.
Five essays on performance
“…a dazzling and deeply impressive study of the performing arts.”
-Jonathan Kirsch, The Los Angeles Times
"Elegantly Wrapped Dung": or, a Polish Journalist's Posthumous Victory
Oct 2016, Los Angeles Review of Books blog, Maciej Ziembinski, European Court of Human Rights
The Body in Question: Two Poets/ALOUD series 2016
Conversation with Poets Sharon Olds and Robin Coste Lewis
ALOUD podcast, April 2016, with Helen Macdonald
My interview with Helen Macdonald, "H is for Hawk"
Los Angeles Review of Books, December 17, 2015
"Writer in Exile: An Interview with Yasmin Merei"
Interview with poet Jane Hirshfield, ALOUD series
"A Seismographic Aattention: An Evening of and On Poetry"
November 20, 2014 Los Angeles Times book review
"Three Minutes in Poland" offers glimpse of world lost to Holocaust
CROOKED MIRROR INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR
Nov 7, 2013 Louise Steinman in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jack Miles, ALOUD series
VERA GRAN: The Accused (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2013)
a controversial singer of the Warsaw Ghetto, the subject of a fascinating investigative memoir by Agata Tuszynska
When Women Were Birds/Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams
Podcast of my conversation with Terry Tempest Williams at ALOUD on May 9, 2012 (or download from itunes)
Father Patrick Desbois interview
Louise Steinman interviews Father Patrick Desbois, author of The Holocaust by Bullets, Oct 20, 2009
North Atlantic Books Interview 2008
Read an author interview about THE SOUVENIR on North Atlantic Books website
Los Angeles Times Nov 11, 2007
Louise Steinman: "Talking about L.A." interview with Jim Newton
Adopt a Village in Guatemala
I've volunteered with this terrific grassroots org aiding Mayan families in northwestern Guatemala. 10 stars.
Foreign Affairs March/April 2014
Review of "The Crooked Mirror" by Robert Levgold
Run to the Roundhouse, Nellie, Feb 20, 2014
Interview with me in an on-line magazine devoted to memoir-- about The Crooked Mirror, Polish theater, by playwright Melissa Cooper
Wall Street Journal, Jan 2, 2014
Diane Cole reviews The Crooked Mirror
Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Nov 5, 2013
Rabbi Haim Beliak, Retrieving a Family's Thread in Poland
Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2, 2013
Piotr Florczyk, A Way Forward: Louise Steinman's The Crooked Mirror">
Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2013
J. Hoberman, 'The Crooked Mirror' reflects a Polish-Jewish journey
Los Angeles Times, Sept 12, 2013
David Ulin picks his top books for fall