Ilana Masad

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Ilana Masad is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, StoryQuartlerly, Tin House’s Open Bar, 7x7, Catapult, Buzzfeed, and many more. The author of the novel All My Mother’s LoversMasad holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: ,
Jewish Currents


All My Mother's Lovers (Dutton, 2020)
Tin House
Prizes won: 

Tin House's Student Plotto competition

Rex Warner Literary Prize from the University of Oxford

One Throne Magazine's Joust competition

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, Hebrew
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024