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Marsha Lee Berkman

Author's Bio

Recently taught "The Art of Memoir, " a six-week workshop in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent publications: "Words That Transformed the World," in Fightin' Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose From The Blue Collar Pen." Pen Oakland and Heyday, 2014, "Grisha," in Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Volume 11.

Publications and Prizes

Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories From Around The World (Jewish Publication Society, 1998), Mothers (Northpoint Press, 1996), The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (Schocken Press, 1992)
Chicago Quarterly Review, Confluence, Entropy, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Other Voices, Real, Riversedge, Sifrut Review, The Long Story
PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for the Highest Standards of Non-Mainstream Literature for Contemporary Jewish Stories Around the World

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
History as an Art of Memory by Patrick H. Hutton, A Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch, Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, Being For Myself Alone: Origins of Jewish Aurobiography by Marcus Moseley
Favorite Books:
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel The Kingly Crown by Solomon ibn Gabirol The Hebrew Scriptures
Favorite Authors:
See above

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Listing last updated: January 10, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Born in:
Bridgeport, CT
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