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Nora Gold

Nora Gold

Dr. Nora Gold is the prize-winning author of three books: Marrow and Other Stories (which was praised by Alice Munro and won a Canadian Jewish Book Award); Fields of Exile (winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award); and The Dead Man (2016) (which received a Translation Grant from Canada Council for the Arts and was published in Hebrew in 2019).

In addition, Dr. Gold (at one time a tenured professor) is the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, which has published nearly 500 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 17 languages), and which has readers in 140 countries.

Gold is also the coordinator of the Wonderful Women Writers reading series, which she created at OISE/University of Toronto's Centre for Women's Studies in Education when she was affiliated there (first as an Associate Scholar and then for six years as its Writer-in-Residence). Since the closing of the Centre in 2018, the Wonderful Women Writers Series has been housed at the Toronto Public Library (Deer Park Branch).

I write professionally in the following language(s):


The Dead Man. 2016, Inanna Publications
Fields of Exile. 2014, Dundurn
Marrow and Other Stories. 1998, Warwick


Canada Council for the Arts Translation Grant for The Dead Man, 2019
Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Fields of Exile, 2015
Canadian Jewish Book Award (Louis Lockshin Prize for Short Fiction) for Marrow and Other Stories, 1999
Danuta Gleed Award (shortlisted) for Marrow and Other Stories, 1999
Eden Mills Fiction Contest (cash and book prize) for "Marrow", 1994
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: