18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages

COMING: October 17, 2023


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

In Sickness and
In Health /
Yom Kippur
in a Gym
(2 novellas)

COMING: March 1, 2024

Pre-orders not yet available.

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 and social worker. 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 has two forthcoming books. 18: Jewish Stories Translated From 18 Languages  will be published in October 2023 by Academic Studies Press (Boston), and has already received glowing advance reviews from Publishers Weekly, Cynthia Ozick, Dara Horn, and Joshua Henkin, among others. In Sickness and In Health/Yom Kippur in a Gym  (two novellas) will be published in March 2024 by Guernica Editions.

Dr. Gold is the founder and editor of the highly regarded online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net. In its first 13 years, Jewish Fiction .net  has published over 550 works of fiction from around the world, which were either written in English or translated into English from 20 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.

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.

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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.

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Gold with the winners in the other categories of Canadian Jewish Literary Awards – October 18, 2015
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