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

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

Dr. Nora Gold is a prize-winning author, the editor of a prestigious literary journal, and a former professor, social worker, and activist. Her most recent book, the novel The Dead Man, was internationally praised, received a Translation Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and was published in Hebrew. Her previous novel, Fields of Exile, won a Canadian Jewish Literary Award. Marrow and Other Stories won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro. Gold’s forthcoming book, In Sickness and In Health  (two novellas), will be published in 2024 by Guernica Editions.

Dr. Gold is the founder and editor of the highly regarded online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net. In its first 12 years, Jewish Fiction .net  has published over 500 works of fiction from around the world, which were either written in English or translated into English from 18 languages. Jewish Fiction .net  has readers in 140 countries.

From 1990-2000 Dr. Gold was a tenured professor of social work, and in 2000 she left academia to write fiction full-time. For the next 18 years she was affiliated (first as an Associate Scholar and then for six years as its Writer-in-Residence) with OISE/University of Toronto’s Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, where she established the respected reading series, Wonderful Women Writers. Regarding Gold’s activism, she is a co-founder of both the New Israel Fund of Canada and Canadian Friends of Givat Haviva, and she is the founder of JSpaceCanada. She has also been recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer by the Toronto Jewish community.

Dr. Gold is active on LinkedIn. Join her 90,000 LinkedIn followers for her popular daily posts, one of which has received over 1 million views. You can also follow her author’s page on Facebook, or read more about her, and about Jewish Fiction .net, on Wikipedia.

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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), 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.

Upcoming and Recent Events


Nora Gold presents a webinar hosted by The National Library of Israel, called “Jewish Fiction Written in 16 Languages: Stories as Reflections of Jewish Life Across Time and Place.” July 13, 2021.
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