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, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary year! Jewish Fiction .net has published over 450 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 16 languages), and it has readers in 140 countries.

From 1990-2000 Dr. Gold was a tenured professor of social work. She left full-time academia in 2000, and for the next eighteen years 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. 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).

In terms of her activism, Dr. Gold 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.

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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.

News / Recent and Upcoming Events


Nora Gold receives the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Novel) for Fields of Exile, from Dr. Sara
Horowitz – October 18, 2015
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