Sunday, December 11, 2022
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (ET)

 Seating is first come, first served and requires general registration.

In this panel, three emerging novelists with a deep, shared commitment to the art of Jewish fiction will share their work, which spans a variety of subjects, and discuss what it means to write fiction that orbits around questions of Jewishness in 2022. 

Sara Lippmann is the author of the novel Lech and the story collections Doll Palace and Jerks. Her work has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Lit Hub, Epiphany, and elsewhere. With Seth Rogoff, she is co-editing the anthology Smashing the Tablets: Radical Retellings of the Hebrew Bible for SUNY Press.  

Omer Friedlander is the author of the short story collection The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land. He was born in Jerusalem in 1994 and grew up in Tel-Aviv. He is a Starworks Fellow in Fiction at New York University. His stories have won multiple awards, and his writing has been supported by the Bread Loaf Fellowship and Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. He teaches Creative Writing at Columbia University.  

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is a Jerusalem-born novelist and poet. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, was a finalist for a Dayton Literary Peace Prize and a National Jewish Book Award, won an Ohioana Book Award, and was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His work has been published or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review,Barrelhouse, Colorado Review, The Common, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, and ZYZZYVA, and he is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honor, two MacDowell Fellowships, and Yiddishkayt’s Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship.   

Lisa Keys is a veteran journalist. Before becoming the Managing Editor of the New York Jewish Week, she was the Editor of Kveller. She has been a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Post, and more. 

Photo Credit: Moriel Rothman-Zecher © Andy Snow. 

Co-presented by NY Jewish Week.