NPR celebrates the Jewish holiday with our latest edition of Hanukkah Lights — selected stories commissioned by NPR from writers Simone Zelitch, Daniel Mark Epstein, Peter Beagle, Rebecca Goldstein and Ariel Dorfman. Hanukkah Lights is hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz of AFI Silver Theater.
'The Miracle of the Oil' by Simone Zelitch
Simone Zelitch is the author of the novel Louisa and a winner of the Goldberg Prize. She's also written Moses in Sinai and Confession of Jack Straw.
'Hanukkah in the Malaga' by Peter Beagle
Peter Beagle is a screenwriter, songwriter and author of the classic modern fantasy book The Last Unicorn.
'A Candle for Kerala' by Ariel Dorfman
Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman has written works of fiction, plays, poems, essays and films in both Spanish and English.
'The Two Menorahs' by Daniel Mark Epstein
Daniel Mark Epstein is a poet and a biographer whose subjects include Edna St. Vincent Millay and Nat "King" Cole.
'Gifts of the Last Night' by Rebecca Goldstein
A recipient of a MacArthur "genius" award, she's the author of Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Quantum Physics.