The Whole Megillah posted this extremely useful piece today, one that should be essential reading by writers of Jewish literature for the mainstream (meaning not-exclusively-Orthodox) audience. Still not up to posting myself, but I thought I should give my readers something to think about while I’m still on hiatus.
About our panelists:
Yona Zeldis is the author of six novels for adults, including You Were Meant for Me, which came out from New American Library/Penguin in October, 2014. She is also the author of 25 books for children and is the Fiction Editor at Lilith Magazine. Visit her at: www.yonazeldismcdonough.com.
Dr. Nora Gold is a writer, activist, and the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal, Jewish Fiction .net. Her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the title story was praised by Alice Munro. Gold’s second book, Fields of Exile, the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, received enthusiastic praise from Cynthia Ozick, Ruth Wisse, Phyllis Chesler, Irwin Cotler, Steve Stern, Thane Rosenbaum, Naim Kattan, and Alice Shalvi. Dr. Gold is the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre…
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