Fay Webern

Author of The Button Thief of East 14th Street

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Recent news and updates about Fay Webern and The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

Fay Webern Interviewed for The Wexler Oral History Project at The Yiddish Book Center (video)

Fay Webern’s in-depth interview for the Wexler Oral History Project is now available. Diane Clarke conducted this fascinating interview with Fay on June 14, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Fay is deeply honored to be included in this important historical archive.

Vermont’s Seven Days “LiveCulture” highlights Fay’s June reading in Burlington

In the “Live Culture lit news” section of Vermont’s Seven Days, Fay’s June 23 reading in Burlington got a great mention.

In the print edition, Fay’s photo was highlighted on the “Magnificent 7” page (click to enlarge):

Magnificient 7 page featuring Fay Webern


At 8 p.m., you could ramble over to the Light Club Lamp Shop to be transported in a rather different way: Eighty-eight-year-old Fay Webern will read from her soon-to-be-published The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Scenes From a Life on The Lower East Side 1927-1957.

A New York native, Webern studied writing after retirement and used to read her stories at the Knitting Factory; she moved to Vermont in 2002.

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