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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Nora Gold


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

Some recent reviews of The Dead Man:

  • Los Angeles Review of Books“Gold adventures in difficult emotional terrain and achieves something beautiful, transformative, and life-affirming.” – Maria Bloshteyn, April 17, 2017.
  • Left on the Shelf Book Blog. “I was enthralled by this book. I am delighted to find an author who writes with such intelligence, sensitivity, and passion.” – January 5, 2017
  • JewFem. “Gold’s writing is evocative and full of emotive flair as she navigates the intricacies of the human psyche.” – December 15, 2016
  • NewPages. “Gold’s writing is lyrical and elegant and this book will capture the hearts of readers, musicians, and travelers alike.” – December 1, 2016
  • Lilith. “Breaks the mold. Unusual. Refreshing to read a story of romantic obsession about a 50-year-old woman.” – October 26, 2016
  • Canadian Woman Studies. “The Dead Man is as impressive as Gold’s first novel in its thought-provoking subject matter.” – October 11, 2016

Recent interviews:

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

  • New Israel Fund of Canada – In conversation with Dorit Rabinyan – April 25, 2017, 7 pm
  • Junction Reads and Writes Reading Series – May 28, 2017, 5 pm
  • Toronto Book Club Group – May 29, 2017, 8 pm