In Sickness and In Health /
Yom Kippur in a Gym

“What is so wonderful and compelling about both these novellas is the deep compassion and understanding that Gold has for her characters. With insight and a keen sense of the conflicted, complex, vulnerable, hopeful and yes, beautiful condition of being fully human, both works do the necessary and inspiring work of making vivid what it is to be immersed in self, in consciousness, in relationships, in life itself.”
— Gary Barwin

18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages

Alberto Manguel:
“What a treasure!”


“This broad and wide-ranging anthology is a fitting ode to the ‘nearly inexhaustible richness and strength’ of the Jewish multilingual tradition.”
— Publishers Weekly

Dr. Nora Gold

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


Dr. Nora Gold is the prize-winning author of five books, the editor of a prestigious literary journal, and a former professor.

Her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro. Fields of Exile  won the inaugural Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Best Novel, as well as praise from Ruth Wisse and Irwin Cotler. The Dead Man was internationally lauded, received a Translation Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and was published in Hebrew. Gold’s 18: Jewish Stories Translated From 18 Languages, published on October 17, 2023 by Academic Studies Press (Boston), received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, Cynthia Ozick, Dara Horn, and Joshua Henkin, among others. 18 was also selected by the New York Times‘ Wirecutter team as one of their recommended Chanukah gifts for 2023. Gold’s latest book, In Sickness and In Health/Yom Kippur in a Gym  (just published on March 1, 2024), has already received enthusiastic praise from Faye Kellerman, Gary Barwin, Nomi Eve, and The Ottawa Review of Books.

Dr. Gold is the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net. In its first 13 years, Jewish Fiction .net  has published nearly 600 works of fiction from around the world, which were either written in English or translated into English from 20 languages. This journal is where all the stories in 18: Jewish Stories Translated From 18 Languages were originally published. Recently Jewish Fiction .net was honoured when one of its stories was selected and published in the Fall 2023 anthology of the Pushcart Prize. Jewish Fiction .net  has readers in 140 countries.

Dr. Gold received her PhD from University of Toronto, was a tenured professor for ten years, and 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.

Dr. Gold is active on LinkedIn. She ranks #102 of the top 200 Content Creators on LinkedIn worldwide, and #24 among the top 25 Female Content Creators on LinkedIn worldwide. Join her 100,000+ 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.

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


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.

The landmark anthology, 18: Jewish Stories Translated From 18 Languages, is comprised of 18 stories previously published in Jewish Fiction .net.

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