Jewish Fiction .net is a prestigious online literary journal — available free of charge — that publishes Jewish-themed fiction (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first ten years, Jewish Fiction .net has published almost 500 first-rate works of fiction (stories or novel excerpts) that had never been previously published in English, and that were written on five continents and in seventeen languages: English, French, Italian, Danish, Hungarian, Spanish, Serbian, German, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew. Jewish Fiction .net is a truly international journal with readers in 140 countries.
In our first 29 issues, we are honoured to have published fiction by many eminent authors, such as Elie Wiesel, Aharon Appelfeld, Chava Rosenfarb, S.Y. Agnon, A.B. Yehoshua, Nava Semel, Steve Stern, Nessa Rapoport, Abraham Karpinovich, Amir Gutfreund, Alicia Steimberg, Shira Gorshman, Gabriel Josipovici, Natan Zach, Clive Sinclair, Savyon Liebrecht, Grigory Kanovich, Yoram Kaniuk, Ana Maria Shua, Tova Mirvis, Yente Serdatsky, Miron Izakson, and Radu Cosaşu. We feel privileged, as well, to have published many very talented writers who are not yet well-known.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary this year, the National Library of Israel hosted a webinar, Jewish Fiction Written in 16 Languages: Stories as Reflections of Jewish Life Across Time and Place, where Dr. Gold briefly discussed 16 stories from Jewish Fiction .net, each originally written in a different language, and related these stories to some themes in Jewish fiction. You can enjoy it here.
Enjoy our recent webinars and these great interviews and articles.
WATCH: “Jewish Fiction Written in 16 Languages: Stories as Reflections of Jewish Life Across Time and Place.” In this webinar, hosted by the National Library of Israel, our editor, Dr. Nora Gold, briefly discusses 16 stories from Jewish Fiction .net – each originally written in a different language (Italian, Serbian, Romanian, Turkish, French, Danish, Polish, Spanish, German, Croatian, Hungarian, Russian, English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish) – and relates these stories to some of the central themes in Jewish fiction. July 13, 2021.
WATCH: “Exploring Jewish Women’s Fiction as Mirrors Into Jewish Women’s Lives.” Hosted by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute – in partnership with the Consuls General of Israel in Toronto/Western Canada and New England – this event was in celebration of the 10th anniversary year of Jewish Fiction .net. In this webinar, Gold speaks about Jewish women’s writing and interviews two authors (one American, one Israeli). April 28, 2021.
Jewish Fiction .net is discussed by Nora Gold on the panel, “Avid Readers Want To Know: What Is Jewish Literature?” Women’s League of Conservative Judaism (WL Reads), with Merle Carrus, Susan Farber, Aileen Grossberg, Lisa Silverman, Becca Kantor, and Rachel Kamin. May 23, 2021.
Jewish Fiction .net represented by Nora Gold at a panel, “Place and Displacement in Jewish Fiction,” at the Kisufim Conference on Jewish Writers, with Marcela Sulak, Michael Kramer, and Rachel Kadish. November 19, 2019.
Nora Gold speaking about Jewish Fiction .net at a special literary meeting of the National Council of Jewish Women. March 7, 2017.
Jewish Fiction .net celebrating its 4th birthday at the Ashkenaz Festival, where actors Marilyn Lightstone and David Mandelbaum read stories from Jewish Fiction .net to a packed house. August 31, 2014.
Jewish Fiction .net celebrating its 3rd birthday at the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival, with a panel sponsored by the Koffler Centre for the Arts, “Writing and Publishing Jewish Fiction: Past, Present, and Future.” Nora Gold interviewed author Cary Fagan and literary agent Beverly Slopen. June 5, 2013.
Jewish Fiction .net represented by Nora Gold at a panel, “Jewish Fiction and Poetry in English,” at the Kisufim Conference on Jewish Writers, with Robert Pinsky, Marcia Falk, Nathan Englander, and Joshua Cohen. February 9, 2013.
Jewish Fiction .net celebrating its 2nd birthday at the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival, sponsored by the Koffler Centre for the Arts, with Nora Gold interviewing authors George Jonas and Morley Torgov. June 6, 2012.