Nora Gold, the creator and editor of the online literary journal, Jewish Fiction .net, writes fiction, does academic and professional work, and engages in community activism.
Gold's forthcoming novel, Fields of Exile, the first novel about anti-Israelism in the academe, was picked by The Forward as one of "The 5 Jewish Books To Read in 2014," and has received enthusiastic advance praise from Phyllis Chesler, Thane Rosenbaum, Steve Stern, Irwin Cotler, Nava Semel, Naim Kattan, Alice Shalvi, and Ann Birstein.
Fields of Exile will be published this May by Dundurn Press.
Enjoy this recent feature article about Dr. Gold in The Canadian Jewish News.
Gold was recently appointed Writer-in-Residence at the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at OISE/University of Toronto.
In that role, she has initiated a new reading series called the Wonderful Women Writers series. Here is a photo from the inaugural event on November 6, 2013:
Left to right: Maria Meindl, Nora Gold, Farzana Doctor
A splendid new issue of Jewish Fiction .net is now out! Click here (or on the logo on the left) to read Issue 11.
Enjoy this video, "What Is Jewish Fiction?" presented at the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival when Jewish Fiction .net and the Koffler Centre co-presented (on June 5) "Writing and Publishing Jewish Fiction: Past, Present and Future."
What Is Jewish Fiction?
"Jewish Fiction .net and Nora Gold Both Thriving" - Enjoy this recent article from the Canadian Jewish News.
On April 9, 2013, Dr. Gold gave a lecture at McGill University, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), on her research on Jewish girls and their experiences of antisemitism: "I Don't Know Why They Hate Us - I Don't Think We Did Anything Bad To Hurt Them." Enjoy this vimeo of that event.
You can now read Nora Gold's novella, "Flesh," online, as a Wattpad "featured" story.
On February 5-8, 2013 in Jerusalem, Dr. Gold participated in two panels at the exciting Kisufim Conference on Jewish Writers and Poets.
Above: Panel on Jewish fiction and poetry in English.
Left to right: Robert Pinsky, Nora Gold, Marcia Falk, Nathan Englander, Joshua Cohen.
Below: Panel on Jewish literary journals produced in Hebrew, Russian, and English.
Left to right: Bambi Sheleg (Eretz Acheret), Nora Gold (Jewish Fiction .net), Hava Pinhas-Cohen (Director of Kisufim; poet).
On June 6, 2012, Jewish Fiction .net celebrated its 2nd birthday with a wonderful evening of readings by Nora Gold and eminent authors Morley Torgov and George Jonas, at the Jewish Book Festival in Toronto.
To read Jewish Fiction .net's current issue:
Photo: Dr. Gold with George Jonas and Morley Torgov
UJA Federation/CJC interviews Nora Gold:
Watch two half-hour TV interviews with Nora Gold on Dr. Rachael Turkienicz' TV show, Uncommon Ground (CTS). In the first interview, Dr. Gold discusses her personal background, her research, her film, her activism, and her experience in social work. In the second interview, she focusses on her writing, activism, and spiritual life.
Enjoy Jewish Girl Power, Gold's 13-minute film about what it is like growing up Jewish and female at the beginning of the 21st century.