Elizabeth Rosner

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Berkeley, CA 94707

Author's Bio

Elizabeth Rosner is a bestselling novelist, poet, and essayist living in Berkeley, California. Her newest book of non-fiction, SURVIVOR CAFÉ: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in The New York Times; it was also a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Her three acclaimed novels have been translated into nine languages and have received prizes in the US and in Europe. A graduate of Stanford University, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of Queensland in Australia, she lectures and teaches writing workshops internationally.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
Bad Girls (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008)
,
For Keeps (Seal Press, 2008)
Book:
Survivor Cafée The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory (Counterpoint Press, 2017)
Journals:
Elle
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Hadassah
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New York Times Magazine
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San Francisco Chronicle
,
The Forward
,

Fiction

Books:
Electric City (Counterpoint Press, 2014)
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Blue Nude (paperback) (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
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BLUE NUDE, paperback (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
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BLUE NUDE, hardcover (Ballantine Books, 2006)
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THE SPEED OF LIGHT, paperback (Ballantine Books, 2003)
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THE SPEED OF LIGHT (Ballantine Books, 2001)

Poetry

Book:
GRAVITY (Small Poetry Press, 1998)
Journals: , ,
Faultline
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Judaism
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Women's Review of Books
Prizes won: 

Hadassah's Ribalow Prize; Great Lakes Colleges Association prize in Fiction; Prix France Blue Gironde; short-listed for Prix Femina (France); finalist for National Jewish Book Award in Nonfiction; finalist for Northern California Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Schenectady, NY
New York
Raised in: 
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Last update: Nov 06, 2019