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Raquelle Azran

Author's Bio

A native New Yorker, Raquelle Azran divides her time between Hanoi, Vietnam, where she specializes in Vietnamese contemporary fine art (www.artnet.com/razran.html) and Tel Aviv, Israel, where she writes in her inner city aerie overlooking the Mediterranean. Azran's short story 'By the Roadblock of Bethlehem' was awarded honorable mention and published in the International Herald Tribune literary supplement of the Middle East edition (2002).Her essay 'Giving Good Group' appears in The Writing Group Book (Chicago Review Press, 2003) and her short story 'Subtle Choices' appears in Aunties:Thirty Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004). 'Love' was included in the University of Maine's 2004 anthology of short shorts, and "He, She and They' in their 2005 anthology. 'Edith's Husband' - a feminist rewriting of the Biblical story of Lot's wife - appeared (February 2005) in the Culture supplement of the Haaretz/International Herald Tribune. 'Jumping to Conclusions' came out in Plum Biscuit (April 2005) and appears online.'Spirit of the Maccabees' was published online at Verbsap (January 2006) and in print in January 2009 in Tel Aviv Short Stories, an anthology. 'Hanoi and Counting,' an essay, was published in Vietnow and reprinted in Heritage (March 2006). 'Endings' was included in Jane Doe Buys A Challah, an anthology of Israeli short stories (December 2006). 'Adagio for Anna' appeared in Yuan Yang, a Hong Kong based literary journal, in 2007. 'Abnormal Times, Abnormal Israelis' was published in Poetica (July 2007). ‘City Girl’ appeared in the 2009 Tel Aviv Short Stories anthology.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Israel short stories (Ang-Lit Press, 2011), Tel Aviv Short Stories (Ang-Lit Press, 2009), Jane Doe Buys a Challah and Other Stories (Ang-Lit Press, 2007), Aunties (Ballantine Books, 2004), The Writing Group Book (Chicago Review Press, 2003)
Journals:
ARC, Binnacle, Haaretz Culture Magazine, Penwoman, Plum Biscuit, Sendero, The Truth About the Fact, VerbSap.com

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart, The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan, Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Favorite Books:
A Lesson Before Dying, A Fine Balance, White Tiger.
Favorite Authors:
Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro, Jonathan Safran Foer

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Listing last updated: June 17, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Israeli American, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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