Dr. Nora Gold, writer, editor and activist

Nora Gold’s book, Fields of Exile, is the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus. It has received enthusiastic reviews, as well as praise from Cynthia Ozick, Phyllis Chesler, Thane Rosenbaum, Irwin Cotler, Steve Stern, Nava Semel, Ellen Frankel, Naim Kattan, Alice Shalvi, Pamela Ryder, and Ann Birstein.

Gold is also the author of the acclaimed Marrow and Other Stories, the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, a blogger for “The Jewish Thinker” at Haaretz, the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at CSWE/OISE/University of Toronto, the organizer of the Wonderful Women Writers Series, and a community activist.

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

To see her latest news, including details about her upcoming book talks, please scroll down to the bottom.

Book cover of Fields
Fields of Exile, the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, was published this May, and has received excellent reviews and enthusiastic praise.

Cynthia Ozick: I read this novel with nonstop enthralled admiration.

Steve Stern: Fields of Exile is poignant, passionate, compelling, and funny. A distinguished novel.

Phyllis Chesler: A gripping tale. It is also a novel of ideas in the tradition of George Elliot, Doris Lessing and Marge Piercy, but one filled with real characters and a literary sensibility.

Thane Rosenbaum: Fields of Exile restores one’s faith in the possibilities of the novel.


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.

Nora Gold’s Blogs and Articles

Dr. Gold blogs once a month for “The Jewish Thinker” at Haaretz.

She also guest blogs for various other publications.

Breaking News

  • Upcoming events – Nora Gold will be reading from her new work at the Draft Reading Series on January 25 at 2:30 PM at the Paint Box Bistro in Toronto, and she will read/speak about Fields of Exile at Holy Blossom Temple on February 3 at 7:30 PM, in an event co-sponsored with JSpaceCanada. Both these events are open to the public, and she’d love to see you there!
  • Book Tour – Nora Gold recently completed a highly successful book tour with Fields of Exile. She read/spoke in New York (Oct. 21, UJA), Boston (Nov. 2, Marblehead), Houston (Nov. 6) and Vancouver (Nov. 23), and gave readings and talks at four Toronto synagogues: the First Narayever (Oct. 26), Beth Tzedec (Nov. 12), Darchei Noam (Nov. 16), and Temple Sinai (Nov. 30).
  • At this year’s Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto, on August 31st, 2014, Jewish Fiction .net celebrated its 4th birthday with acclaimed actors Marilyn Lightstone and David Mandelbaum reading selected works from Jewish Fiction .net, including Gold’s Fields of Exile. It was a delightful, lebedik event, with standing room only.
  • Gold’s novel, Fields of Exile, is now available in Israel at Sipur Pashut Bookstore in Tel Aviv and Adraba Bookstore in Jerusalem, as well as via Amazon and the Book Depository in the UK.