Curt Leviant’s novels have been published in eight European languages, in Israel, and in South America. His novel, Diary of an Adulterous Woman, was a bestseller in Europe and was listed in France in 2008 as among the “Twenty Best Books of the Year” and also among the “Seven Best Novels of the Year”.
Of his ten novels, the most recent are the critically acclaimed King of Yiddish and Kafka’s Son. Critics have hailed the French translation of Kafka’s Son and called Leviant “a worthy heir to Kafka.” A Turkish version appeared in 2020.
His newest novel, published at the end of 2020, is: Katz or Cats; or, How Jesus Became My Rival in Love. A new novel titled Me, Mo, Ma, Mu & Mod; or, Which Will It Be, Me and Mazal or Gilah and Me? appeared in Fall, 2021.
Curt Leviant’s books have been praised by two Nobel Laureates, Saul Bellow and Elie Wiesel, and critics have compared his imaginative fiction to that of Tolstoy, Flaubert, Italo Calvino, Borges and Kafka. His comic novel, A Novel of Klass, was chosen as one of the “Ten Best Novels of the Year in the USA” by Chauncey Mabe, the book critic of Florida’s Sun-Sentinel.
Curt Leviant’s short stories have been included in Best American Short Stories and other major anthologies. For his fiction, he has won many national and international writing fellowships and awards.