St. Louis, MO
Howard Schwartz, a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the editor of four important collections of Jewish folklore: Elijah’s Violin & Other Jewish Fairy Tales, Miriam’s Tambourine: Jewish Folktales from Around the World, Lilith’s Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural and Gabriel’s Palace: Jewish Mystical Tales. He is also the author of Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 2005. His most recent book, Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. He is also the editor of ten children’s books, including Next Year in Jerusalem (National Jewish Book Award and Aesop Prize 1994), The Day the Rabbi Disappeared (National Jewish Book Award and Aesop Prize 2000), and Before You Were Born (Koret Prize 2005).