The Dead Man

Forthcoming soon in Hebrew!

“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) was praised internationally, received a Translation Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and will be published in Hebrew in Israel in July 2019. 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 360 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 15 languages), and which has readers in over 140 countries.

Since 2000 Dr. Gold, previously a tenured professor of social work, has been 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. This centre closed this summer, but Gold continues to coordinate the highly regarded reading series that she established there, the Wonderful Women Writers Series, now housed at the Toronto Public Library (Deer Park Branch).

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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

The Dead Man has been awarded a Translation Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and, with this support, will be published soon in Hebrew in Israel.
Toronto International Festival of Authors – Gold hosted & moderated a panel she initiated: “When Women Write’” – May 29, 7:30 pm
A new review of The Dead Man appeared in University of Toronto Quarterly.
Gold presented at the Vanier College (Montreal) “Fact, Fiction or Propaganda” symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide – April 1, noon.
Gold hosted Grace O’Connell, Glynis Guevara, Katherine Ashenburg, Rebecca Rosenblum at The Wonderful Women Writers Series – March 26


Hosting and moderating the “When Women Write” panel at the Toronto International Festival of Authors (with panelists Loren Edizel, Susan Glickman, C. Fong Hsiung, and Tehmina Khan) – Harbourfront, May 29, 2019
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