Dr. Nora Gold is the prize-winning author of five books. Her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award and was praised by Alice Munro. Fields of Exile, the first novel about anti-Israelism on campus, won the inaugural Canadian Jewish Literary Award for best novel, and was acclaimed by Ruth Wisse and Irwin Cotler. The Dead Man received a Canada Council for the Arts translation grant and was published in Hebrew in Israel. 18: Jewish Stories Translated from 18 Languages, an anthology of translated works, was praised by Publishers Weekly, Cynthia Ozick, and Dara Horn. Gold’s newest book, coming out March 1, 2024, is In Sickness and In Health/Yom Kippur in a Gym (two novellas).
In addition, Gold is the founder and editor-in-chief of the prestigious literary journal Jewish Fiction, which has readers in 140 countries and has published nearly 600 works of Jewish fiction, never before published in English, that were either written in English or translated into English from 20 languages. Gold is also the co-founder of three progressive Zionist organizations in Canada: Canadian Friends of Givat Haviva, New Israel Fund of Canada, and JSpaceCanada. Gold holds both Canadian and Israeli citizenship. noragold.com.