Marsha Lee Berkman

Redwood City, CA 94062
(415) 368-6516

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
Prizes Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
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Born in: 
Bridgeport, United States
Raised in: 
Midwest, United States
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Last updated: Jan 10, 2016