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

Alice Munro to Nora Gold (about “Marrow”): “Bravo!”

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), was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award, 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, interviews, and news:

  • The Dead Man was chosen as one of the “Top 10 Books of 2017” by UK book blogger “Left on the Shelf” (along with David Grossman’s book)
  • Interview with Radio Sefarad (Madrid, Spain) – December 27, 2017
  • 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:

She will also be presenting at:

  • Middle East Week at the University of Winnipeg – February 26, 2018, 12:30 pm