The Dead Man

“Gold adventures in difficult emotional terrain and achieves something beautiful, transformative, and life-affirming.”
Los Angeles Review of Books

“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

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Dr. Nora Gold is the prize-winning author of three books. Her novel The Dead Man (2016) has been widely praised in North America and Israel. Fields of Exile (2014), the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, won the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award. Marrow and Other Stories won a 1999 Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro.

In addition, Gold is the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, which has published 300 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 15 different languages), and which has readers in over 140 countries.

Dr. Gold, at one time a tenured professor of social work, is now the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, where she coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series.

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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”)

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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

Some recent reviews, interviews, and news:

  • Gold was an honoured dinner guest at the Official Residence in Tel Aviv of the Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Her Excellency Deborah Lyons, on August 22, 2017. At Ambassador Lyons’ request, Gold convened for that evening a small group of feminist colleagues to discuss with the ambassador the situation of women in Israel.
  • Interview with The Times of Israel about Jewish fiction – August 6, 2017
  • Podcast interview with The Strong Women’s Club (its series on Inspiring Women) – First aired July 7, 2017
  • Gold was a Contributing Author to the “150 authors for Canada 150” project of 49th Shelf and Amazon. (See recommendation #70.) – July 1, 2017
  • Gold’s story “Yosepha” was published in The New Spice Box, an anthology of Canadian Jewish writing – June 2017
  • Los Angeles Review of Books“Gold adventures in difficult emotional terrain and achieves something beautiful, transformative, and life-affirming.” – Maria Bloshteyn, April 17, 2017

Nora Gold will be reading from and speaking about The Dead Man at: