The Dead Man

Now also in Hebrew! Click HERE.

“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 was published in Hebrew 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 400 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 in 2018, 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 Latest Events


  • September 12, 2019 – Radio interview (in English) about האיש המת on the English-language news program of Israeli national radio (כאן – the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation).
  • August 30, 2019 – The Dead Man in Hebrew, האיש המת, was listed as a recommended book in Yediot Ahronot national newspaper: Yediot Ahronot recommends האיש המת in its weekend literary supplement, מוסף 7 לילות.
  • August 19, 2019 – Radio interview (in Hebrew) about האיש המת on Israeli national radio (כאן – the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation). Gold was interviewed on the literary program מה שכרוך עם יובל אביבי ומיה סלע. (Her segment runs from 21:07-34:33; the interview is in Hebrew.)
  • August 15, 2019 – Article about האיש המת in the Jerusalem Post (see the 3rd section of this article).
  • August 14, 2019 – Canadian Embassy event in Tel Aviv: A private reception for האיש המת where Gold was interviewed by Prof. Shuli Barzilai.
  • August 5, 2019 – Beit Hava’ad, Beit Hakerem, Jerusalem: Reading and Interview about האיש המת with Penina Shalvi Begga.
  • August 1, 2019 – Sipur Pashut bookstore, Tel Aviv: Book launch. Acclaimed Israeli authors Dorit Rabinyan and Edna Shemesh spoke about האיש המת.


Me and Martin Larose - from Dovie (on his phone)
Celebration for The Dead Man in Hebrew (האיש המת) at the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv (with Deputy Head of Mission Martin Larose) - August 14, 2019
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