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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

Books:
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)
Journals:
Chicago Quarterly Review, Confluence, Entropy, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Other Voices, Real, Riversedge, Sifrut Review, The Long Story
Prizes:
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: February 8, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
No
Born in:
Bridgeport, CT
Raised in:
Midwest

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