Abraham Karpinowitz published nine books in Yiddish. His work has been translated into Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and German.Helen Mintz is an internationally acclaimed solo artist, storyteller, and translator based in Vancouver, British Columbia, USA.
It is a master storyteller who can make you feel like you've met someone you never knew, visited a city to which you've never been, make you long for a people, place and culture you've never experienced but from a generation, location and language once, twice or thrice removed. Abraham Karpinowitz (1913-2004) is such a writer. And, thanks to local master storyteller and translator Helen Mintz, more of us can now visit Karpinowitz's Vilna - a city full of colorful characters, both real and not, and share in a small part of their lives.--CYNTHIA RAMSAY "Jewish Independent "