The Dead Man

“An ingeniously and gorgeously crafted story, radiantly musical in its rich textures. Wonderfully affecting, memorable, and original.” – Jay Neugeboren


Fields of Exile

“A brave and luminous book. I read this novel with nonstop enthralled admiration.” – Cynthia Ozick

Dr. Nora Gold, writer, editor and activist


Nora Gold’s The Dead Man  is her most recent book. Her previous novel, Fields of Exilewon the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award. Fields of Exile is the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, and it received enthusiastic reviews and praise from Cynthia Ozick, Phyllis Chesler, Thane Rosenbaum, Irwin Cotler, Steve Stern, Nava Semel, Ellen Frankel, Naim Kattan, Alice Shalvi, and Ann Birstein.

Gold is also the author of the acclaimed Marrow and Other Stories, which won the 1999 Canadian Jewish Book Award, and was praised by Alice Munro. In addition, Gold is the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, the organizer of the Wonderful Women Writers Series, the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at CSWE/OISE/University of Toronto, and a community activist.

You can get in touch with Nora by sending her a message or following her on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.


Marrow and Other Stories

Nora Gold’s first book, Marrow and Other Stories (Warwick, 1998), won a Canadian Jewish Book Award, the Louis Lockshin Prize for Short Fiction, and received glowing reviews.

“Bravo!” — Alice Munro (after reading the title story, “Marrow”)

Jewish Fiction .net

Gold is the creator and editor of Jewish Fiction .net, the prestigious online literary journal that publishes first-rate Jewish-themed fiction from around the world. Jewish Fiction .net is currently the only English-language journal in the world devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction.

Blogs, Articles, Essays, Reviews

Nora Gold has written blogs, articles, essays, and reviews for The Globe and Mail, The Literary Review of Canada, The Toronto Star, Haaretz, the Jewish Book Council, and various other publications.

News and Upcoming Events

A recent interview: “In Character” Interview with Nora Gold at Open Book Toronto

Some recent reviews of The Dead Man

  • Huffington Post. “Impressive. Gold accomplishes much in this slender novel.”
  • The Jerusalem Post. “Beautifully written. A captivating story with fascinating psychological insight and a good dose of humor.”
  • The Toronto Star. “An unforgettable journey.”
  • Canadian Woman Studies. “The Dead Man is as impressive as Gold’s first novel.”
  • Compulsive Reader. “Nora Gold knows her craft. The Dead Man is a must-read.”
  • The Miramichi Reader. “The Dead Man is a lovingly well-written and fascinating novel of a woman’s recovery from years of grief.”

Nora Gold will be speaking about The Dead Man at the following events:

  • Montreal: Concordia University – February 15, 2017, 7 pm
  • Kingston: Novel Idea Bookstore – February 16, 2017, 7 pm
  • Toronto: National Council of Jewish Women – March 7, 2017, 1 pm
  • Toronto: Pivot Reading Series – March 8, 2017, 8 pm
  • Toronto: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – March 30, 2017, 1:30 pm
  • Toronto: Junction Reads and Writes Reading Series – May 28, 2017, 5 pm
  • Toronto: Book Club Group – May 29, 2017, 8 pm