About


David Stromberg is a writer, translator, and literary scholar. 

His early publications include four collections of single-panel cartoons, the last of which was Baddies (Melville House), and fiction in journals such as the UK's Ambit, the KGB Bar Lit Mag, and Atticus Review, among others. He has contributed to the Believer, Forward, Tablet, and Haaretz, and for five years covered arts and culture for the Jerusalem Post and Jerusalem Report


As a scholar, Stromberg focuses on the intersections of narrative and aesthetic theory, American and European literature, Yiddish language and culture, and philosophy and psychoanalysis. His articles have appeared in journals including the Russian Review, French Forum, Comparative Literature Studies, In gevebJournal of Narrative Theory, and the American Journal of Psychoanalysis. His first critical study, Narrative Faith: Dostoevsky, Camus, and Singer (U Del Press), focused on narration and moral vision. His second critical work, Idiot Love: Elements of Intimacy, deals with intersections of literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, and is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.


Stromberg has published translations from the Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. He is editor to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust, and his translations of Singer's work have appeared in the New Yorker, Public Seminar, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Lapham's Quarterly. He is also editor of In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times (Delacorte / Random House), a collection of translator stories from the early 20th century. 


Stromberg was born in Israel to ex-Soviet parents and immigrated as a child to urban Los Angeles. He has recently published a series of personal essays in Public Seminar, including three meditations on growing up on the ethnic and cultural margins of Los Angeles – focusing on issues of race and repairhate and boycotts, and the feeling of anti-Semitism. He lives in Jerusalem.

Queries: contact [at] davidstromberg [dot] com.