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 over 450 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 sixteen languages: English, French, Italian, Danish, Hungarian, Spanish, Serbian, German, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, Croatian, Polish, Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew. Jewish Fiction .net is a truly international journal with readers in 140 countries.
In our first 26 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, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute – in partnership with the Consuls General of Israel in Toronto/Western Canada and New England – recently hosted a webinar where Dr. Nora Gold spoke on Exploring Jewish Women’s Fiction as Mirrors Into Jewish Women’s Lives, and interviewed two authors from Issue 26 (one American, one Israeli). Two hundred people attended this joyous event.
Enjoy our recent webinar and these great interviews and articles.
At the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto, on August 31, 2014, Jewish Fiction .net celebrated its fourth birthday. As part of this celebration, acclaimed actors Marilyn Lightstone (Toronto) and David Mandelbaum (New York) read an excerpt from Fields of Exile by Nora Gold.
“What Is Jewish Fiction?” Dr. Gold’s introduction to a panel (“Writing and Publishing Jewish Fiction”) – part of the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival – in celebration of Jewish Fiction .net’s 3rd birthday (June 5, 2013).
On February 5-8, 2013, at the Kisufim Conference on Jewish Writers and Poets in Jerusalem, Dr. Gold represented Jewish Fiction .net on a panel on Jewish literary journals (produced in Hebrew, Russian, or English). Here: Bambi Sheleg (Eretz Acheret) and Nora Gold. (Also on this panel, but not in these photos: Nekoda Singer and Gali-Dana Singer, Nekudotayim, and Eran Tzelgov, Daka.)
On June 6, 2012, Jewish Fiction .net celebrated its 2nd birthday with a wonderful evening of readings by Nora Gold and eminent authors Morley Torgov and George Jonas, as part of the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival. Left: George Jonas; right: Morley Torgov.